Every year, nearly 1,200 people experience serious sight loss and become a client of the Blind Foundation. We provide essential services to over 11,700 clients, who are blind or have low vision, so they can be independent and participate fully in society.


Digital talking book player

Get the latest update on our library's Cassette to Digital project


We connect members to expert staff and their peers to gain the training, tools and tips they need to manage tasks independently.

Blind Foundation membership

Learn about the different types of membership and how to become a member.

Latest news

We are committed to keeping our members informed. Read the news and items of interest for members, including updates on our major projects.

Member events

View current member events at the Blind Foundation and within the blindness community.

Member services

Browse our member services directory and find out more about a service or course which might benefit you.

Recreational activites in review

Some shared stories from clients activities and events organised in partnership with others.


Browse the catalogue and discover what new books are available.

Equipment shop

Browse and order speciality equipment and products from our online shop.

Member resources

Links to websites covering everything you need to know about blindness both in New Zealand and internationally.

Members News Feed

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    NZ Law and Legislation workshops

    CSS have organised free event for disabled people and Family/Whanau who want to better understand their rights. 15 Jan 2015

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    DPA invite you to pilot workshops

    Disabled Persons Assembly NZ (DPA), are looking for disabled people to attend pilots on human rights and the Disability Convention 13 Jan 2015

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    Outlook Summer 2014

    This edition is about Blind Foundation clients who live life to the full - no matter what age they are!

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    Poems in the Waiting Room

    Poems in the Waiting Room Summer edition out now.

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    Open Page for your reading pleasure

    We've got you covered for the holidays. Read our Summer recommendations to take you through to the new year. We will be back with the next Open Page edition on 15 January.

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    Handy Hints for those with low vision

    Handy Hints for those with low vision is a comprehensive document compiled by The Gama Foundation with contributions from Blind Foundation clients and staff.

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    Sound and Touch December 2014

    Check out our new daisy audio and braille books in this edition of Sound and Touch.