Daily Living Skills

Vision loss can present particular challenges in your day-to-day life. It could be that after relying on your sense of sight for most of your life, you discover that you now require adaptations to manage your everyday life. Our friendly team can help you achieve your goals and live the life you choose. 


Fingers reading braille
Client Karen stands in her kitchen baking with a huge smile on her face

At Home

To help you live independently at home, our team provides tips, techniques and information about useful products and skills that can help you accomplish a wide range of everyday tasks, including household organisation. Whatever your goals, we can help you achieve those safely and effectively.

Outside the home

We can help you with getting around, finding employment or making adjustments to your current work set-up to make it more accessible. 

A person who is blind or has low vision walking around a park with his white cane

Staying connected and independent

If you need help to continue to read and write, pay your bills, manage your money or access information, rest assured we have technology and equipment which can make all the difference. They can allow you to stay in touch with the world – and participate in it. There are several options that might help you complete these tasks, depending on your specific needs.

Low vision magnifiers can be small enough to fit into your pocket or purse. There are also larger models, known as video magnifiers, for reading books, newspapers, and other information in front of you.

From clocks and watches to thermometers and calculators, these devices make it easy.

Our online shop sells a range of board and card games which are easy-to-use and tactile.

There are three ways to write braille. Using either a mechanical or digital braille device or manually using a braille slate and stylus – like pen and paper. In New Zealand we mostly use the mechanical Perkins Brailler. Find more information about braille here

Blind Low Vision NZ’s shop

Blind Low Vision NZ’s shop sells a range of equipment solutions for people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision. Clients can purchase items at a subsidised rate, so we recommend that they place orders directly with us.

You can phone 0800 24 33 33 or email equipment.orders@blindlowvision.org.nz to place an order with us or pop into your local Blind Low Vision NZ office.

Get in touch

If you think we might be able to help you or someone you know, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or talk to your Eye Health professional about a referral today.

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