John Hinchcliff, in his office, surrounded by books
Educator losing his vision, but not his zest for life.
“Don’t dwell on the negative, find ways to accentuate the positive.” This is Dr John Hinchcliff’s philosophy. He has applied...
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Jo holding a letter close to her mailbox
Because of you Jo takes her next step.
Because of you Jo takes her next step. Early this year Jo had a big drop in her vision after...
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John and his guide dog Vinko
A guide dog gives John freedom
A guide dog gives John freedom John has always loved to walk. So when he lost his sight at the...
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Sally with two of her students in a classroom
How you helped Sally to stay in the job she adores
How you helped Sally to stay in the job she adores When Sally’s vision suddenly changed last year, it turned...
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Chantelle Griffiths with her family
Chantelle encourages anyone who wants to learn how to cook to ‘give it a go’
Chantelle Griffiths It wasn’t until she was a teenager that Chantelle Griffiths discovered her love of cooking. Our Braille Awareness...
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Ivan Dodds in the National Contact Centre
Behind the scenes with Blind Foundation National Contact Centre Advisor Ivan Dodds
‘Providing help is extremely rewarding’ Ivan Dodds’ official job title is National Contact Centre Advisor but sometimes it might as...
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Tom Beale smiling
Tom’s story
Tom’s story Tom isn’t the type of man who asks for help lightly. Born with only one good eye, he’s...
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Mike Lloyd and Shannon Cleave honoured at Achilles International New Zealand
Three community members recognised at Achilles International New Zealand awards
Three Blind Foundation community members scooped up top awards at the Achilles International New Zealand Awards on 26 May 2018....
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Rachel reads a braille book.
Rachel’s Braille journey
From tactile Morse code to writing a book: Rachel’s Braille journey Rachel Shardlow has been learning Braille for a year,...
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Jo’s story
Jo can’t imagine life without Blind Low Vision NZ Five years ago, I was diagnosed with macular degeneration and my...
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Ocean at the 2017 Auckland Marathon with her guide dog JJ
Ocean is chasing her dreams
28-year-old Ocean was born with an eye condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. She has only five per cent sight and...
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Laura and her family
Laura has started school
Five-year-old Laura might not be able to see very well – but that doesn’t mean she can’t play, learn and...
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