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A photo of two learners with a Perkins brailler High hopes for Marrakesh
In case you haven’t heard, the Marrakesh Treaty came into force on 30 September 2016. It seeks to boost the volume of texts for blind and print...
This image has no alternative text. “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....
This image has no alternative text. A long road to diagnosis
Eleven-year-old Anthony has struggled with vision difficulties his whole life. As an infant, he was diagnosed with Nystagmus, an involuntary movement...
vigil Burning a candle for blindness
The South African National Council for the Blind hosted a candlelight vigil to commemorate International World Sight Day on 8 October 2015 to...
White Cane Safety Day Take special care when you see a white cane
The white cane has come a long way! It’s no longer just a device that helps a blind person safely navigate their surroundings, but is a...
Picture of two hands reading braille Braille Printing at Council
Council now offers an exciting new service; braille printing. In the past we have received numerous requests for braille printing from various...
Example origami Accessible origami project
by Lindy van der Merwe The Accessible Origami Project provides text-only instructions for blind and partially sighted adults and children, enabling...
Shubham Banerjee with the Braigo 12-year-old created Braille printer with Lego set
Shubham Banerjee, a seventh-grade student from Santa Clara, California, developed a Braille printer using toy construction Lego pieces. The...
Photo of Mrs Hazel Marshall with the voting aid Our right to a secret ballot
By Lindie van Zyl The South African National Council for the Blind supports the inclusion of blind voters and emphasises their right to vote in...
Picture of a map of South Africa divided by provinces Statistics on disability in South Africa
Statistics South Africa recently released an important document, outlining the profile of people with disabilities in our country. Data gained during...