Living with Sight Loss

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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 disabled people around the world. This is vital, because currently only about 10% of published materials are available in accessible formats, such as Braille, large print and audio. Hanif Kruger, SANCB’s Resource Centre Manager, is excited...
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A sneak peek at future education

Assistive technologies are developing rapidly and as they filter into classrooms, visually impaired students can look forward to a much more engaging time at school. SANCB’s former Resource Centre Manager, Adam Ely says “the classroom of the future is an interactive, multi-sensory learning experience catering to individual needs”. Addressing delegates at SABC Eduweek...
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The sky’s the limit for Colette

15-year-old Colette Roos has got gumption! When her parents couldn’t afford to send her to a Space Camp in the USA, this plucky teenager took it upon herself to obtain a scholarship to cover the cost. Then she made the long trip to Huntsville, Alabama – on her own! Held at NASA in September last year, the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students is a week-long event...
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'All, Here and Now' with Advocate Alan Small..

“My journey in the blind community, commenced 32 years ago. In 1984, I contracted an eye disease, namely Libers Optic atrophy, which left me with no central vision, only limited peripheral vision. Prior to this I led a normal “sighted” life and was in my fourth year as an apprentice panel beater. This misfortune was probably my worst experience I encountered and the transitional...
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Success Stories

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Do you want to know how other visually impaired persons adapt to difficult circumstances? Read real life stories about blind people and how they...

Education and Training

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Do you want to build your skills to further your chances of getting employment? See the education and training options Council offers.

Low Vision Centre

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You are clearly not blind, but you can’t see clearly… Find out how we can help you to make the most of your remaining vision.

Our Enterprise Shop

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How does a blind person tell the time or make notes? They use gadgets from our Enterprise Shop.

Community based rehabilitation

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How do blind people learn to walk around their neighbourhood or to cook themselves food? See how our Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) projects work.

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Publications

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FAQ's

Do you wonder how blind people dress themselves or how they distinguish between different bank notes? Find the answers to interesting FAQ...

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