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International White Cane Safety Day – 15 October

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 12:10 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Blind Citizens NZ joins the World Blind Union and the rest of the world, in observing International White Cane Safety Day today, 15 October. White Cane Safety Day raises awareness about, and reminds everyone of the importance and purpose of the White ... More >>

Blind Citizens NZ Celebrates

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:32 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Blind Citizens NZ Celebrates International Day of Disabled Persons and our Accessibility Social Media Campaign More >>

Extra Touch Award Presented to Darryl Wilson

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 8:47 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

For his outstanding contribution providing access to both travel and recreational opportunities for blind and vision impaired patrons, Darryl Wilson, Chief Executive of Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd is the recipient of Blind Citizens NZ’s ... More >>

Taking charge of our money

Monday, 16 October 2017, 2:53 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

The Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Blind Citizens NZ), congratulates the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for providing banknote gauges that will support people who are blind and vision impaired, to independently identify with confidence, the ... More >>

Support our right to have equitable access to books

Friday, 30 October 2015, 1:43 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Blind Citizens NZ applauds steps taken by Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Hon Nicky Wagner Minister for Disability Issues to issue a discussion document that considers whether New Zealand should join the Marrakesh ... More >>

“Extra Touch Award” presented to Darryl Wilson

Monday, 19 October 2015, 11:34 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

For his outstanding contribution providing access to both travel and recreational opportunities for blind and vision impaired patrons, Darryl Wilson, Chief Executive of Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd is the recipient of Blind Citizens NZ’s ... More >>

No to Online Voting a Major Blow for Disabled People

Friday, 11 September 2015, 10:57 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

We all value the idea of a fully confidential vote. But imagine if you could only vote by telling someone else and having them cast your vote for you. That is what it is like for blind people and many others with disabilities who cannot fill in ... More >>

Electoral Commission introduces Extra Touch for Blind NZers

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:08 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

The Electoral Commission was presented with the Extra Touch Award by the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Blind Citizens NZ), in recognition of its successful implementation of Telephone Dictation Voting ahead of its commitment to do so by ... More >>

International White Cane Safety Day – 15 October

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:06 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

International White Cane Safety Day is observed annually on 15 October, in recognition of the White Cane, the international symbol of blindness and independence. More >>

Blind people were denied right to voter information

Friday, 11 October 2013, 4:56 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Reports in the media say fewer people are voting in this year's local authority elections. That may be true, but blind people keen to vote, particularly in Auckland, say this year they were unable to get even basic information on candidates. More >>

History in the Making For Blind Television Fans

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 5:44 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Blind and vision impaired Coronation Street fans will tonight experience this country’s first ever audio described television programme. “We have been waiting a very long time for audio description”, said Clive Lansink More >>

Audio Described Television Welcomed by Blind

Thursday, 12 August 2010, 6:28 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Today, the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand congratulates NZ On Air for making funding available to introduce Audio Described television programmes for New Zealand’s blind, vision impaired and deafblind television viewers. More >>

Libraries Add That Extra Touch For Blind People

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 11:09 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

The Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (APNK) and Gene Gibson of Stratford are recipients of this year's Extra Touch Award, presented by the Association of Blind Citizen's of New Zealand (ABC NZ) at its Conference on Saturday 10 October 2009. More >>

Taxi Industry Champions Braille Signs In Taxis

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 5:36 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

The Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Association) applauds the efforts of the NZ Transport Agency (previously Land Transport New Zealand) and the taxi industry for its recognition of the rights of New Zealand’s blind, vision impaired and deafblind ... More >>

The Great Barrier Brief

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 10:33 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

This afternoon the Great Barrier Brief was launched by the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand in conjunction with its Wellington Seminar. The launch occurred in the Banquet Hall at Parliament during the informational function hosted by Hon Ruth ... More >>

Eliminating The Visual Reliance

Friday, 20 July 2007, 2:41 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Annually, the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Association) conducts its Wellington Seminar. The highlight of this year’s two-day event was the informational function, held in the Banquet Hall, Parliament on Tuesday 17 July. Hosted by the ... More >>

Reserve Bank Of NZ Has That Extra Touch

Friday, 13 October 2006, 4:20 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of NZ was presented with the Extra Touch Award by the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Association) in recognition of its commitment to ensure the new 10, 20 and 50 cent coins are easily identifiable by blind and vision ... More >>

Reserve Bank of NZ Has That Extra Touch

Friday, 13 October 2006, 10:36 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of NZ was presented with the Extra Touch Award by the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Association) in recognition of its commitment to ensure the new 10, 20 and 50 cent coins are easily identifiable by blind and vision ... More >>

Taking Charge – an Accessible Society for All

Wednesday, 25 May 2005, 10:45 am | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

On the evening of Tuesday 17 May at Parliament House, Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Ruth Dyson hosted the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand’s (Association) informational function for Members of Parliament, policy makers, stakeholders and ... More >>

White Canes: Confidence boosters for blind users

Thursday, 14 October 2004, 1:30 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Thousands of blind and vision-impaired kiwis rely on white canes to help them venture forth in confidence and safety. More >>

 

 

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