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The Blind sector applauds progress of the Marrakesh Treaty

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 6:33 pm | Blind Foundation

The Blind sector applauds New Zealand government’s progress of the Marrakesh Treaty 28 February 2018 On behalf of the blindness community, the Blind Foundation and Blind Citizens NZ would like to congratulate the New Zealand government on their progress ... More >>

Blind Foundation 7-Day Challenge Begins 1 Novermber

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 11:53 am | Blind Foundation

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 an ambitious group of people – clients of the Blind Foundation - will take on an extraordinary challenge tracking 700km on foot, tandem bikes, kayaks and Waka Ama from Mt Maunganui to Wellington. More >>

Blind Week raises vital funds for Kiwis with sight loss

Monday, 2 October 2017, 9:56 am | Blind Foundation

The Blind Week street collection this Friday and Saturday, 6th and 7th October, will raise vital funds for the Blind Foundation. More >>

Blind Foundation collaborates with 2degrees in technology

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:45 pm | Blind Foundation

Blind Foundation collaborates with 2degrees in technology partnership Blind Foundation clients, who are on the 2degrees mobile network, can now download their favourite magazines and books on the BookLink app without worrying about the cost of data. ... More >>

Ready, Set, Bake! Bikkie baking - help guide dog puppies

Friday, 16 June 2017, 4:10 pm | Blind Foundation

Keen bakers are being urged to whip up a batch of delicious bikkies to sell to friends, family and workmates to raise vital funds for the Blind Foundation. More >>

Megan Annear and Guy Mansell Red Puppy Appeal Ambassadors

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 2:43 pm | Blind Foundation

To continue the life-changing support provided by guide dogs, the Blind Foundation needs a generous helping hand and is calling for volunteers for the 2017 Red Puppy Appeal on March 24 and 25 to raise funds for the breeding and training of guide dogs. ... More >>

Celebrating Louis Braille's birthday: braille on the beach

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 10:40 am | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation recognises the anniversary of Louis Braille’s birthday, on the 4th January, in a unique way. More >>

Marrakesh Treaty needs urgent action

Monday, 28 November 2016, 2:50 pm | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation says the need for the New Zealand Government to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty has now become urgent. More >>

Kiwis with sight loss tackle epic 7 Day Challenge

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:48 am | Blind Foundation

Seven Kiwis with sight loss will travel an epic 700km through the North Island in seven days for the Blind Foundation’s inaugural 7 Day Challenge. More >>

The start of an equal and accessible New Zealand?

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:55 pm | Blind Foundation

On the 19th and 20th of July 2016, 121 youth MPs will take over Parliament to debate the mock Bill titled “Accessible Web Pages and Apps”. More >>

Celebrating Helen Keller Communication Day

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:52 pm | Blind Foundation

The legacy of deafblind trailblazer Helen Keller will be celebrated around the world on Monday, 27 June, which is Helen Keller Communication Day. More >>

Baking a difference for Red Puppy Bikkie Day

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 4:26 pm | Blind Foundation

Calling all bakers and bikkie lovers – guide dog puppies need your help. The Blind Foundation’s Red Puppy Bikkie Day is on Monday, 4 July and keen bakers are encouraged to “bake a difference” for guide dogs by selling puppy-shaped bikkies to friends, ... More >>

Taxi reform is a blow for low vision New Zealanders

Friday, 22 April 2016, 2:46 pm | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation says the taxi reform announced by the Government is a step backwards for accessibility for blind and low vision people in New Zealand. More >>

First affordable braille reader launched

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 4:33 pm | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation has helped develop a new affordable braille reader for people living with sight loss around the world. More >>

Celebrating Louis Braille Day

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 6:20 pm | Blind Foundation

On January 4 the Blind Foundation will recognise the anniversary of Louis Braille’s birthday. More >>

Blind Foundation celebrates Marrakesh Treaty announcement

Friday, 30 October 2015, 12:43 pm | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation is thrilled that Kiwis can now have their say on whether New Zealand should join a treaty aimed at making more published material available for people with print disabilities. More >>

Blind Foundation Street Collection, 30 & 31 October

Friday, 23 October 2015, 4:30 pm | Blind Foundation

This Friday and Saturday an army of volunteer collectors will be hitting the streets, armed with orange buckets, for the Blind Foundation’s annual Blind Week street collection. More >>

Blind Foundation Media Release & Launch Invitation

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 12:08 pm | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation is about to trial a new technology app which would open up a whole new world of accessibility for Kiwis who are blind or have low vision. More >>

Help the blind to experience life without limits.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 10:45 am | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, is putting out the call for volunteers to sign on to help with the nationwide Blind Week street collection on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October. More >>

Tough Guy Challenge meets its match in deafblind competitor

Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:45 am | Blind Foundation

Deafblind Aucklander Terry Richards is looking forward to celebrating Helen Keller Communication Day by taking on this year’s Tough Guy and Gal challenge. Terry says having low vision and limited hearing won’t hold him back from giving it his all ... More >>



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