Every year, nearly 1,200 people experience serious sight loss and become a member of the Blind Foundation. We provide essential services to our 11,500 members, 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

  • Leadership Training Course for teenagers

    This Course is for 15 to 18 year old students who are blind or have low vision. 31 Jul 2014

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    Open Page for your reading pleasure

    Open Page showcases a selection of books in our Library as recommended by our Library Team. The theme of this week's edition is short stories to read before bed. 24 Jul 2014

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    Para-Athletics Talent ID Camp

    Paralympics New Zealand and Athletics New Zealand will be hosting the annual Para-Athletics Talent ID Camp this September. 29 Jul 2014

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    Para-bowls mixed pairs

    Pipped to post for a medal place at Commonwealth Games 2014 but fabulous effort from our team in Glasgow. 28 Jul 2014

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    Civil defence emergency information

    If a disaster happened now, would you be ready? With the go live of a new Civil Defence website, we provide you with all the information you need to see you through a natural disaster. 28 Jul 2014

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    Radio Reading Service AGM

    Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Radio Reading Service in Levin. 25 Jul 2014

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    Hibiscus Coast New Transport Network

    Consultation is now open to the public on a proposed new transport network for the Hibsicus Coast. 24 Jul 2014

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    Access Radio Podcast

    Interview with Rick Hoskin on the Strategic planning process and Wendy Youens from Able, talks about captioning and audio description. 22 Jul 2014

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    Changes to ACC referrals and enquiries

    This notice is to advise Blind Foundation clients that are funded by ACC know, that the process for ACC referrals, client enquiries and communication has changed. 04 Jul 2014

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    You're invited to a Strategic Planning feedback session

    The Blind Foundation planning process is underway. We are holding a number of open feedback sessions alongside targeted focus groups across the country throughout July. 01 Jul 2014