New Zealand’s Country Report covers the period of 2016 to 2018. This joint report is provided by the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (New Zealand’s primary provider of blindness services), and the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (oldest member-led consumer driven organisation referred to as a disabled people’s organisation). Our organizations … Read more
Able, who provides audio description for film and television in New Zealand, is absolutely delighted to have been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Audio Description Achievement Award-International, awarded by the American Council of the Blind and its Audio Description Project. Able has received the award for our work providing audio description for New … Read more
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. BookLink, available from the Apple app store, gives New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision access to more than 11,000 audio books in the … Read more
This forum was held in April 2016. Draft position statements were prepared for discussion at the upcoming General Assembly of the World Blind Union. To read about the forum and the draft position statements, download the file here: Access to the Environment and Transport Forum Notes.
New Zealand Country Report to the WBUAP Mid-Term General Assembly Describe one or two recent highlights (over the past 2 years). Blind and low vision people in New Zealand have, for the first time, been able to cast a vote at this year’s general election independently. This has been made possible … Read more
The New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund (Partnerships Fund) is a multi-sector contestable fund open to applications from non-government, state and private sector organisations to deliver development activities overseas. The Fund seeks to use specialist skills from across New Zealand and encourages innovative partnerships that will achieve sustainable development outcomes. More about the Partnerships … Read more
This reported is submitted by the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. Our respective organizations are members of World Blind Union and hold the consumer and service-provider representative positions. About the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Blind Citizens NZ) Blind Citizens NZ’s … Read more