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By AMBER BOBNAR   Basic prepositional concepts like in, on, under, behind, etc. can be very difficult for blind children to master. For one thing, there are very distinct visual aspects to these ideas. For example, it’s easy for a sighted child to watch you hold a favourite teddy bear behind your back then pull […]

The Role of Animals in Childhood Development

From the editor: Most of the content and scientific findings was extracted from a longer guide at resources were used to embellish the article to include a wider audience. When you get a family pet as a child, you are mainly just excited. It’s a fun new friend to play with. However, there’s so […]

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World Optometry Day

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022, Alberton, Gauteng. Blind SA acknowledges and celebrates World Optometry day, a day set aside to celebrate every optometrist and eye care professional worldwide. On this very day in 1986, the International Optometric and Optical league decided to celebrate the growing profession of Optometry in the world. Today we join in to […]

Braille Lego Bricks Project.

For immediate release Friday, 25 February 2022, Braille Lego bricks project. Blind SA has collaborated with the Lego Foundation of Denmark, to produce the first-ever Braille Lego Bricks in South Africa, these bricks are created specifically for blind and partially sighted children and are fully compatible with existing Lego toys, but are molded with studs […]


If you think blind people do not fall in love and are not exposed to sexually transmitted diseases or gender-based violence, then you better think again.   February is globally recognized as the “month of love” with the 10th to the 16th recognized as the STI/condom week, a health awareness week held to highlight the […]


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Editor:  RETHA STASSEN Contact details:  E-mail:   Cell no/SMS/WhatsApp:      082-442-0467   Dear parents, teachers, and other interested persons I trust 2022 has started with a bang and that the rest of the year will bring you joy and fulfilment. May our efforts to guide our learners and adults with visual impairments to reach their […]

Copyright Amendment Bill Submissions Jan 2022

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DEAR PARLIAMENT, COPYRIGHT LAW MUST NOT LIMIT HUMAN RIGHTS – PASS THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL URGENTLY! 1 February 2022, Johannesburg — BLIND SA and SECTION27 have made joint submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition on the Copyright Amendment Bill (CAB) following another call for public comments on the CAB made in November […]

World Braille Day

In November 2018, the United Nations General Assembly made a proclamation to mark the 4th of January, the day on which the iconic creator of braille, Louis Braille was born as World Braille day. On this day, the world comes together in celebrations to elevate the awareness of the importance of braille as a means […]