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Voting aid for voters with disabilities and special needs

The Electoral Commission (IEC), together with the South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB), has developed a voting aid, the Universal Ballot Template (UBT), to assist persons with disabilities and special needs to have an independent and secret vote during...

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Guide dogs not easily accessible in SA

'Currently, SAGDA reports that there are only 400 guide dogs in South Africa, this despite the South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB) reporting sight disabilities in South Africa as the most prevalent of all disabilities'. Read more...

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New study zeroes in on ‘silent thief of sight’

'A large new study could relieve the burden of blindness in South Africa.  Until now‚ diagnosis and risk assessment for patients has relied heavily on studies in the US and UK. But the South African Eye Study‚ published in the journal Nature‚ is set to change all...

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Visually impaired learners to get Braille books

'For years, the government has let down visually impaired students by not delivering Braille textbooks. That is set to change after a settlement was reached last week, requiring education departments to provide each student with necessary learning material. The South...

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Common Eye Conditions

Myopia Myopia – or nearsightedness – is becoming more widespread and is expected to become even more prevalent, possibly because people are spending longer periods on tasks using near vision, such as reading and using electronic devices. Myopia is the most common...

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Winter School: 2018

        23 June 2018- The Winter School opened at Filadephia Secondary School in Soshanguve which was graced by the School Governing Body and Representatives from the District. The core activity of the day was to introduce the 14 facilitators to...

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Braille Cup Competition: 2018

          The South African National Council for the Blind in partnership with SABA and Perkins International hosted a braille cup competition on the 2 August 2018. The theme for the day was “braille is far more than reading”. 32 Learners from...

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