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International Women’s Day 2019: Gender imbalance for blind and partially sighted women deserves attention
On International Women’s Day 2019, the Blind Foundation recognises work within the blindness community in New Zealand and internationally, advocating...
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Dan Shepherd holds his white cane on Elliot Street, Auckland.
Using the white cane as a tool for advocacy
Dan Shepherd, National Manager at Blind Sport New Zealand, not only values the white cane for supporting him in his...
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Asima Leone and his wife ride a tandem bike along the lake bank
Community spirit enabled tandem biking couple to complete a ‘journey of a lifetime’
Asima Leone, from Wellington, completed a 130km West Coast Widerness cycle trail on the back of a tandem bike driven...
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Josh Davies is smiling
Comedian gives insight into blind culture
Josh Davies Josh Davies, 22, is a comedian performing at the Fringe Festival happening in Wellington in March. His show...
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Ese loves his job as a music teacher
Ese’s story
Ese loves his job as a music teacher Ese is a talented musician and a music teacher. Ese dreamed of...
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Mary is holding on to what she loves
Marys’s story
Mary is holding on to what she loves Mary is again able to make scones. Cooking and baking have been...
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the three ladies in dotted outfits sitting on the chair, smiling at the camera
Getting dotty on World Braille Day 2019
To celebrate World Braille Day on 4 January 2019 and Louis Braille’s birthday some of our clients got spotty and...
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A woman browsing online on an iPad
Adaptive technology allows student to keep pace with his peers
Paul Geertson Paul Geertson, 66, is on the road to completing a Masters in Theology. The Hastings resident was born...
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Stella riding her bicycle with confidence
Christmas story
Stella can’t see the ground. But that doesn’t stop her. Stella is very excited for Christmas. Just a year ago,...
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Barbara Billington
Conquering public transport: Barbara’s Story
Love it or hate it, public transport is an everyday feature for many Kiwis who are blind or have low...
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Susan Williams
Susan Williams co-directs show that focuses entirely on sound, not sight
Susan Williams, 27, is functionally blind and co-director of the accessible show ‘Stories of the Darkest Night’ at the NZ...
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Loren's family
How Loren regained her confidence and independence
Sometimes life rips the rug out from underneath your feet. And that’s how Loren felt when she lost most of...
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