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Photo of a child playing with a Braillin doll A Child's Human Right ...
... to Education South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day on 21 March 2017. Although we have come a long way as a country, some fundamental rights...
This image has no alternative text. Joining hands with Japan
The Japanese are renowned for living balanced lives so it’s fitting that the Japanese Embassy has agreed to fund a new Resource Room at the...
Group photo of students that graduated on 5 July Students empowered at Optima
On Friday 5 July the latest group of Call Centre, Computer Literacy and Braille students graduated from Optima College. The happy event was tinged...
Picture of someone using a liquid level indicator while filling a cup Your support makes life easier
Our Resource Centre stocks an amazing array of products that help blind and partially sighted people to live their lives with ease. A money stick...
Picure of Able, the Casual Day mascot, with a green wig and large red glasses It's time to Go Big!
Casual Day raised R22.2 million in 2012 in aid of people with disabilities in South Africa. We would like to thank YOU for your support, and buying...
Photo of braille printer Growing our braille baby
As the world moves towards increasing the availability of information, we have also moved towards increasing access to braille material. We recently...
A photo of Suraya Ismail in her classroom Impossible dreams can come true . . .
The words “there’s the chance of a job for you” were always music to the ears of Suraya Ismail, who’s been blind since birth...
60-year-old patient Mobile clinic restores Esther’s sight
Some might call it luck; others might say it’s divine intervention. But if 60-year-old Esther Coetzee* hadn’t been directed to a mobile...
Optima students on Human Rights Day In celebration of human rights
What are the rights of blind people? It can be argued that they’re no different to those of sighted people. But in reality, blind people often...
Daan van Niekerk With a treasured white cane in his hand, ...
Daan is unstoppable What’s your most treasured possession? Perhaps it’s a vintage Dinky car, or a delicate cut-glass vase? For 75-year-...