Call 0800 24 33 33 or email info@blindlowvision.org.nz to make sure we have your correct email and mobile details.

 

Blind Low Vision NZ Newsletters

If you are a client, volunteer or donor of Blind Low Vision NZ you can sign up for one of our e-newsletters. Call us on 0800 24 33 33 to receive one.
 

Special Interest Email Groups

There are a number of email lists for New Zealand’s blindness community. Please note that Blind Low Vision NZ does not moderate most of them.
 

How to sign up

Simply send a blank message to the email provided for the list(s) you would like to subscribe below. After that you will begin to receive emails from these groups.

Assistive Technology Interest Group (ATIG NZ)

For Blind Low Vision NZ clients to provide peer support and discuss matters relating to assistive technology.
Subscribe: atig-nz+subscribe@groups.io
Group web page.
 

iPhone User Group

For Blind Low Vision NZ clients who have questions about using an iPhone, or can offer advice to other iPhone users.
Subscribe: nz-vi-iphone-users-subscribe@groups.io
Group web page.
 

Blind Citizens NZ Blind Discuss Group

For people wanting to discuss matters of interest to people who are blind in New Zealand.
Subscribe: blindcitizensnz-blinddiscuss+subscribe@groups.io
Group web page.
 

Blind Citizens NZ (International List)

For people wanting to discuss matters of an international flavor, mostly World Blind Union related.
Subscribe: blindcitizensnz-international+subscribe@groups.io
Group web page.
 

NZ Braille

For issues to do with braille as it is used in New Zealand.
Subscribe: Nzbrl+subscribe@googlegroups.com
 

Deafblind Association NZ

For people wanting to discuss matters of interest to people who are deafblind in New Zealand.
Subscribe: dbanz-discuss+subscribe@groups.io
 

Blind gamers discussion group

This is a list where all gaming topics are welcome. The primary goal of the list is discussing games accessible to the blind and visually impaired.
Subscribe: blind-gamers+subscribe@groups.io
Group web page.
 

Microsoft Office Accessibility Discussion Group

This is a discussion group for users of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on accessibility.
Subscribe: office-accessibility+subscribe@groups.io
Group web page.
 

Cooking interest group

Subscribe: outofsightcooks+subscribe@groups.io
 

TV, music & movie interest group

Subscribe: videowithoutpictures+subscribe@groups.io
 

Garden interest group

Subscribe: nz-blind-gardeners+subscribe@groups.io
Find more lists at Accessibility Central Net

 

Telephone Information Service

Blind Low Vision NZ’s Telephone information service (TIS) offers recorded bulletins for people to listen to using their touch-tone telephone. They can choose favourites using the special functions menu and to access local information.

TIS bulletins include:

  • Local and national newspaper content.
  • Financial information.
  • Radio and TV programme schedules.
  • Public notices and announcements.
  • Updates from Blind Low Vision NZ.
  • Interactive feedback lines operated by associated organisations (link to associated orgs).
  • Information from government departments and other agencies.
  • Newspaper and magazine articles.

Find out more about the Telephone Information Service.