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Blind SA 74th General Assembly 31 October 2020

Blind SA 74th General Assembly 31 October 2020Ntshavheni Netshituni elected first black blind President of Blind SA Blind SA held a successful 74th General Assembly in Durban from 29 until 31 October 2020. Ntshavheni Netshituni was elected the first black President of Blind SA since its establishment on 26 October 1946. In 1992, Blind SA…

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White Cane Day still left its powerful message

Awareness has replaced activity this year, but White Cane Day still left its powerful message Internationally, the independence of blind people is celebrated annually on October 15th. But, with Covid-19 restrictions in place this year, our usual marches and public engagement on White Cane Day were replaced by awareness. Like sporting bodies that have had…

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International White Cane Day on 15 October 2020

Blind SA is to commemorate International White Cane Day on 15 October 2020 by creating awareness and advocacy during the covid-19 pandemic.    Blind and partially sighted people using the white cane can enjoy greater mobility and safety by determining the location of curbs, steps, uneven pavement, and other physical obstacles in their path. The white cane…

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Blind SA Bookshare Library

The Blind SA Bookshare library is an ebook library that makes reading easier. South Africans with reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, and physical disabilities can read in ways that work for them with a huge collection of titles in audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and other formats. Around the world, people with reading barriers…

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Lorinda Diedericks – bursary recipient, graduate

“My work will create a safe context where traumatised people can share their stories in the presence of unconditional acceptance and respect…”  My ‘work’? Yes! We can only imagine how important that short word is to Lorinda Diedericks, specially in a world where so few blind folk ever find permanent work at all.  After years of…

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#BrailleIsNoCrime Help legalise braille books

#BrailleIsNoCrime Help legalise braille books  Less than 0.5% of published works is available in braille and the majority are published by NPO’s such as Blind SA. President Ramaphosa held the Copyright Amendment Bill on his desk for fifteen months before he referred it to Parliament citing constitutional reasons on 16 June 2020, this after Blind…

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BrailleIs No Crime, Unlock the Chains and Ratify Marrakesh Treaty

Less than 0.5% of published works is available in braille and the majority are published by NPO’s such as Blind SA. President Ramaphosa held the Copyright Amendment Bill on his desk for fifteen months before he referred it to Parliament citing constitutional reasons on 16 June 2020, this after Blind SA submitted an application to…

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#BrailleIsNoCrime

Copyright Act 1978 does not have exceptions and limitations for Blind and Visually Impaired people to have books in accessible formats Support BlindSA SMS 45345

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