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The Impact of Covid19 Coronavirus on Blind People

MEDIA RELEASE Blind SA wishes to advise blind persons and those individuals who are asighted guide for a blind person to avoid sneezing in the crook of the elbowas advised by the authorities, since blind people holds onto the sightedguide by holding on their elbow. We recommend that blind persons and sighted guides rather sneeze…

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All smiles as Blind SA presents new Tatrapoint Brailler

Children, teachers, and parents enthusiastically welcome this valuable new educational aid. That was the reponse from two excited pupils after Blind SA donated a special Tatrapoint Brailler to private school Ad Laudem in Bloemfontein recently. Henrikus Henning (6) and Isabelle Beukes (11), both of whom were born blind, could hardly contain their excitement as Jace…

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Strong spirit of sharing at Lethabo Centre

A strong spirit of sharing is alive and well in the township of Kokosi, near Fochville. Blind and visually impaired residents there have taken it upon themselves to form an organisation called Lethabo Centre for the Visually Impaired. Its purpose? – to improve the quality of life of its members by pooling resources and knowledge…

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Sharing our knowledge with professional ophthalmic nurses.

In early December last year, two of Blind SA’s Orientation & Mobility Practitioners travelled to Limpopo Province to share their valuable practical knowledge with professional ophthalmic nurses working at the eye clinic of Dr C N Phatudi Hospital. This ‘sharing and learning’ workshop gave our O&M Practitioners time to talk through a range of assistive…

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Blind commuters are commuters too!

Sensitisation training for bus service staff was ‘just the ticket’ In the daily crush of rush-hour commuting, the needs of disabled folk can easily be overlooked. Systems and signage may help – but staff of Tshwane’s rapid transit system have recognised that it’s the human touch and proper awareness of its staff that will make…

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David Malatjie’s breakthrough…

… with help from Blind SA and the Tzaneen municipality David Malatjie cried the day our Orientation & Mobility Practitioner visited. It was partly his delight that somebody, finally, was reaching out to help – and partly his shame at having to confess that his humble home couldn’t offer his visitor the use of a…

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My Sister… by Mary D

I have a sister, but when we were children it didn’t feel that way. She was only home in the holidays because she was at boarding school. My sister is blind. How far away is Worcester? – a child wonders. I remember the treat and the tears when, at the end of another holiday, she…

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START AND IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS

So you are blind and cannot find employment?  Maybe you are an entrepreneur.  If you have a product that someone needs and you can put it in his pocket at the right price it can work.  Maybe you already have a business idea but is unsure how to put it into practice?  Contact Blind SA…

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I am Young, Visually Impaired and need G12 What do I do?

You might be young, visually impaired and want to improve your living conditions for which you need a G12 certificate to get into the look-for-a-job market. REASONS: When you were at school, you did not realise that a G12 certificate was very important. You might have lost your sight in an accident or because of…

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World Read Aloud Day

Blind SA in conjunction with SA Braille authority and Nali’Bali hosted a successful World Read Aloud Day with fourteen Schools for the Blind on 21 February 2019. 646 blind and partially sighted learners participated in reading the story Where are you by Ann Walton illustrated by Rico, and also participated in the spelling and comprehension…

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