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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    Join Bookshare!

    Bookshare provides Blind Foundation clients with the opportunity to read thousands of books, anytime, anywhere.

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    Physical Disability Rugby League NZ brings you..

    Rugby League for those with physical disabilities. Monthly games in Auckland 27 Feb 2015

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    Rotary Challenge Camp 2015

    The purpose of the camp is to provide an environment that will physically, intellectually and emotionally challenge young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend such a camp. 27 Feb 2015

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    Kids Connect Camp March 2015

    A fun-filled weekend where kids ages 9-16 can make new friends and enjoy a weekend especially designed with them in mind! 27 Feb 2015

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    Awhina House Gym and membership

    You still thinking about getting fit and you live near the Blind Foundation? Find out all about our gym at Awhina House. 27 Feb 2015

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    Amblers Walking Group

    To promote health and fitness while enjoying walking outdoors around our spectacular Auckland Domain. 27 Feb 2015

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    Educational videos from Google

    Google's Roger Benz has posted several new educational videos on Youtube which describe and demonstrate features of many of the Google web apps 26 Feb 2015

  • Road closures in Parnell, Auckland

    We have been notified by the Auckland Arts Festival that the road closures around the Auckland Museum will happen as part of the Festival being held between 4 and 22 March. 17 Feb 2015

  • Accessible Arts Camp - Christchurch

    If you are interested in all thing art then come along to a three-day camp in Christchurch. 05 Feb 2015

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    Research, surveys and testing

    We receive requests from companies who want feedback or information from people in the blindness community. This week, Microsoft wants your opinions on the accessibility of its products. Have your say! 17 Feb 2015

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    North Island Beginner's Ski Camp

    Come and try skiing and outdoor activities at a three-day camp. 05 Feb 2015