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A mysterious threat to sight

A mysterious threat to sight

Myopia – also known as near- or short-sightedness – is growing at an alarming rate. Roughly 50% of the world’s population is expected to be near-sighted by 2050. Myopia is the most common cause of impaired vision for people under 40. It causes blurred vision, where...

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Register for the Covid-19 jab

Register for the Covid-19 jab

There are a number of ways to register for the Covid-19 vaccine – but some methods are better suited to blind persons than others. EVDS website: https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/ Sign up with your ID number or passport. This site is not 100% accessible to screen...

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Free phone training

Free phone training

Touch screen mobile phones can be intimidating to visually impaired persons. So to help, the SANCB’s Assistive Technology Centre is offering free Introductory Mobile Training for iOS and Android devices. Training is designed specifically for beginners. It covers...

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So happy to see you again!

So happy to see you again!

About 900 cataract patients have the gift of sight restored by the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness every month. Many of these cataract surgeries are performed on the elderly. But not all! Some cases are related to conditions in younger patients, like diabetes....

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Tebello is ten

Tebello is ten

Tebello Association for the Blind is already 10 years old! The group was founded by a courageous blind woman, Tebello Manoto, and we are proud to support it as one of the SANCB’s Entrepreneurial Development projects. Tebello has 67 members in the Harry Gwala district....

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Computer joy

Computer joy

If you want to learn to use computers, you need computers to learn! And in the village of Magogoe Koikoi, in the North West, visually impaired persons have been longing for computer training. Their dream came true in February, when the SANCB launched a satellite...

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Shaping up to be something special

Shaping up to be something special

Our ‘3D Printing for the Blind’ campaign is shaping up to be something really special! The campaign aims to give blind children and teens a more tactile learning experience, by providing them with 3D printed models. It’s proving to be an affordable way of customizing...

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Not long now – thanks to you!

Not long now – thanks to you!

It won’t be long before we start distributing the gifts that our gracious donors sent in for White Cane Week. And we can’t wait! Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign. Your gifts will provide blind and partially sighted learners with exciting assistive...

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Tip your hat to us

Tip your hat to us

If you love the work we do and would like to leave a legacy to visually impaired persons in your Will, please get in touch. We have a handy Wills guide we’d love to send you. Contact (012) 452-3811 or email frm@sancb.org.za

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