Members

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

Members

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.

Library

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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    Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon event.

    The Wellington Marathon is the Capital's premier run & walk. With a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Kids' Magic Mile, there's something for everyone. 27 Mar 2015

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    Autumn Outlook out now

    The theme for this edition is 'Honouring the Past' as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Blind Foundation. 24 Mar 2015

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    A survey about reading books online

    We want your opinions about downloading and reading books. If you would like to help us, please take our survey about online book reading. 20 Mar 2015

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    Accessible Arts Programme

    An exciting 1st for Blind Foundation with a three day camp in Christchurch for those clients who have an interest in arts. 20 Mar 2015

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    Lolly Witch audio described performance

    Auckland Theatre Company is excited to present a fun and entertaining show not to be missed in Managere! 19 Mar 2015

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    Strike Percussion at Q

    Strike Percussion's Between Zero and One is set to explode at Q Theatre Auckland this April. 16 Mar 2015

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    Arts Access Aotearoa say it's time for Companion Cards in New Zealand

    Arts Access Aotearoa are championing for New Zealand to follow Australia's lead and provide people with disabilities with companion cards. 13 Mar 2015

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    Halberg Junior Disability Games 2015

    A high quality national 3 day sports competition for young people aged 8 to 12 years. It is designed for the physically disabled as well as those who are blind or have low vision. 10 Mar 2015

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    Motutapu Adventure Camp 10 to 13 April 2015

    Come and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime at a four day island camp in April.

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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

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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