Ruth McClay sits by the window
Alexa smart speaker – ‘She’s wonderful’
Ruth McClay, 92, recently joined the Blind Low Vision NZ family and tells us about her experience meeting Alexa. How...
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members in Rangitoto Island
By Lisa McCallum Blind Low Vision NZ Gym Manager With so many of our community events cancelled due to the...
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Blanche Davidson
Meet Blanche Davidson, our staff volunteer for Alexa
I was part of the initial Alexa trial in 2018 where a group of Blind Low Vision NZ clients was...
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Perata Atutahi
Perata’s story: Receiving service in a time of need
Perata Atutahi, 32, Te Kuiti, loves being part of the Blind Low Vision NZ whanau. “Blind Low Vision NZ has...
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two photo shows that Pusi Urale with her arts work
Visual artist with low vision
Pusi Urale, 81, has not let her vision loss deter her from her art. A successful Samoan artist and inspiration...
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Let’s celebrate sign language
My name is Lyneen and I am Deaf. I work at Blind Low Vision NZ at Braille House in Wellington...
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Judy Small with her guide dog
There’s no replacement for a guide dog
With the advance of technology, new solutions are becoming available for people who are blind or have low vision to...
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Jackson Paraha is smiling
Celebrating 130 Years
Blind Low Vision NZ was founded on 9 July 1890., To celebrate this our  130th birthday  we talk to Jackson...
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Supporting people with dual sensory loss
Blind Low Vision NZ supported Neil Simmons, who is deafblind, with strategies to know when his smoke alarm is going...
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Meet our Deafblind Coordinators
Our Deafblind Coordinators support about 800 people around New Zealand that identify as having dual sensory loss (deafblind). Get to...
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Telefriend volunteers team
When you need a friend, talk to our Telefriend team
During Covid-19 lockdown Alert Level 4 and 3 – it increased feelings of isolation for people who are blind, deafblind...
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Meet some of our wonderful volunteers
This National Volunteer Week, June 21-27, we shine a light on our volunteers and the roles they play in empowering...
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