We’re here to help

The Blind Foundation is here to help.  If you, a family member or friend, is blind or experiencing sight loss, we can provide the support needed to help you face your future with confidence.

You might wish to access our popular Library Service or learn some tips to help at home. We also encourage independence through showing you how to get around. If you’re employed or seeking employment or study options, we can help with that too.

On the pages in this section, you can read about all of the support and services the Blind Foundation can offer you. Have a look around to find out more about what we do. If you have any questions, call our team on 0800 24 33 33 or email generalenquiries@blindfoundation.org.nz.

Request services

To become a client, you need to request our services. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to access a wide range of support.

Library

All about the collections and services available through the Blind Foundation library, including the BookLink digital lending and reading service, as well as how to join.

Getting Around

We’re here to help you stay independent when getting around, whether with a cane or guide dog, on public or private transport. Learn more here.

Daily Life

Find out how we can help you adjust to sight loss, be independent, make the most of technology, and live a life without limits.

Cultural support

All about cultural support for Māori and Pacific clients and their whanau, family and friends.

Deafblind services

If you’re experiencing dual sensory loss, we’re here to help. Find out more here about how we can support you- wherever in New Zealand you are.

Children and Youth

We offer a range of support for children who are blind or low vision, and seek to empower our young clients to live independently and fulfil their potential. And if you’re the parent of a child who is blind or low vision, we’re here to help you too.

Businesses and Professionals

We offer a range of services to help businesses and educational institutions. If you employ or teach a person who is blind or has low vision or want to improve your accessibility, we can help.