Life without limits

Kahore e Mutunga ki te Ora

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Fundraise for us

Red Puppy Appeal 2018

Help us breed and train more guide dogs by donating your time this Red Puppy Appeal. Our nationwide street collection will be held on the 23 & 24 March 2018.

Our stories

Ocean is chasing her dreams

Ocean at the 2017 Auckland Marathon with her guide dog JJ

28-year-old Ocean was born with an eye condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. But with ongoing support from the Blind Foundation, Ocean isn’t letting low vision get in her way. This remarkable young woman ran the 2017 Auckland Marathon with her fiancé Craig, and together they raised over $12,000 for the Blind Foundation.

News and views

Community survey

Auckland Disability Law are running a survey and would like to hear from you.

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Blind Foundation


The Blind Foundation library has a large collection of books, magazines, newspapers and other content in a range of accessible formats – including braille, large print, tactile, and audio. There are different ways to access our collections, depending on your needs. Find out more about our Library services.

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Accessible equipment

Shop online

We stock a wide range of products for people who are blind or low vision including canes, sunglasses, talking clocks and watches, and helpful tools for around the home.

Our Services

How we can help

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If you or someone you know is blind, has low vision, or is experiencing sight loss, we’re here to help. Our range of services covers everything from getting around and staying in/finding work, to hobbies and technology.

We can also support businesses and professionals who want to be more accessible, or who have staff members who are blind or low vision.

Find out more about what we can do for you.

Get Involved

Volunteer with us

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Help make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision by becoming one of our Blind Foundation Volunteers. There are a range of ways you can help out.

Blind Foundation podcast

Perspectives: Stories from New Zealand’s blind and low vision community

Our podcast covers all kinds of topics of interest to our clients, their friends, family and anyone curious about life as a person who is blind or low vision. It tells the stories of our people, in their own words.

Get in touch

Contact the Blind Foundation

Need help? Have a question or feedback? We’d love to hear from you.