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“We know there’s life after blindness.”

Durban parents Ansie and Jacques didn’t hesitate when faced with the choice between saving their newborn’s life or her eyesight. “It was more important to save our baby’s...
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Study at Optima College

Optima College was established in 1985 in Baileys Muckleneuk in Pretoria and is the training facility of the South African National Council for the Blind. It provides training to blind and...
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Prevention of blindness

In our 85 years, we have established the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness which is our flagship eye-care division. So for over 60 years, we have been travelling around the country to rural...
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Our Enterprise Shop

How does a blind person tell the time or make notes? They use gadgets from our Enterprise Shop. We produce and print Braille and stock a wide range of assistive devices and technology to assist...

“We know there’s life after blindness.”

Study at Optima College

Prevention of blindness

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Durban parents Ansie and Jacques didn’t hesitate when faced with the choice between saving their newborn’s life or her eyesight. “It was more important to save our baby’s...

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The White Cane is the global symbol of independence and mobility for blind and partially sighted persons. On Saturday 15 October we celebrate its importance for White Cane Safety Day. The ability to...

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Applications are now open for the National Diploma in Orientation and Mobility which will begin in January 2017. The course is facilitated by Guide Dogs Association South Africa's College of...

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