Blind Foundation communications

 

Keep up to dateA woman sitting at a coffee table reading Outlook magazine

You can keep up to date with all the latest news from the Blind Foundation and what’s going on in the blindness community.   There are a lot of ways that you can learn about what’s happening.  You can tap into some or all of the communications listed here.

Blind Foundation News

Every month we will post the update provided to staff from the Chief Executive, and other updates of interest in the Blind Foundation News on this page. If you are a Blind Foundation library member you will also get this on CD.

Blind Foundation news December 2016 (.doc)
Blind Foundation news November 2016 (.doc)

Blind Foundation news October 2016 (.doc)

Blind Foundation news September 2016 (.doc)

Blind Foundation news August 2016 (.doc)

Blind Foundation news July 2016 (.doc)

Email and Text

Call 0800 24 33 33 or email generalenquiries@blindfoundation.org.nz to make sure we have your correct email and mobile details.

eNewsletter

All the news you need! Hear about the latest stories, activities and events with the Blind Foundation monthly eNewsletter. Sign up to the enewsletter.

Local Newsletters

You can receive a letter from your local Blind Foundation office with information about what’s on in your area. Simply phone 0800 24 33 33 and ask if your local office offers one.

Outlook

This magazine is dedicated to New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision. Outlook contains the latest news and updates for the blindness community, success stories, upcoming events, technology updates and more.

It’s delivered three times a year to people who receive Blind Foundation services and support, volunteers and members of the community who want to know more about what we do.

Below you’ll find the latest electronic version of Outlook

Outlook Summer 2016 (.pdf)
Outlook Summer 2016 (.doc)
Outlook Winter 2016 (.pdf)
Outlook Winter 2016 (.doc)
Outlook-Autumn-2016 (.pdf)

Outlook-Autumn-2016 (.doc)

Special Interest Email Groups

The Blind Foundation hosts a number of email lists for New Zealand’s blindness community.

These email lists are hosted on an external site, Yahoo! Groups. To sign up to any of the lists, simply send a blank message to the email provided in the list below, then reply to the automatic response you receive. After that you will begin to receive emails from these groups.

Blind Foundation official email lists

These lists are owned and moderated by the Blind Foundation.

General Announcements

This is the Blind Foundation’s formal announcement list where official news is sent out, such as the Chief Executive and Chair’s Board reports and election announcements. It also carries announcements and short communications about activities and events in the New Zealand blind community. Subscribe to this email list.

General Announcements (Northland)

For information and messages about activities and events of interest to the Northland blindness community. Subscribe to this email list.

General Announcements (Auckland)

For information and messages about activities and events of interest to the Auckland blindness community. Subscribe to this email list.

General Announcements (Waikato)

For information and messages about activities and events of interest to the Waikato blindness community. Subscribe to this email list.

General Announcements (Wellington)

For information and messages about activities and events of interest to the Wellington blindness community. Subscribe to this email list.

General Announcements (Christchurch)

For information and messages about activities and events of interest to the Christchurch blindness community.  Subscribe to this email list.

General Announcements (Dunedin)

For information and messages about activities and events of interest to the Dunedin blindness community. Subscribe to this email list.

Blind Foundation Special interest email lists

These lists are currently owned and moderated by the Blind Foundation.

Assistive Technology Interest Group (ATIG NZ)

For Blind Foundation clients to provide peer support and discuss matters relating to assistive technology. Subscribe to this email list.

Employment

For Blind Foundation service users looking for work or wanting to discuss employment-related issues. Subscribe to this email list.

iPhone User Group

For Blind Foundation clients who have questions about using an iPhone, or can offer advice to other iPhone users. Subscribe to this email list.

Other special interest email lists

These special interest email groups below are owned and moderated by people outside of the Blind Foundation. Please note we are not responsible for the content or comments made in these groups and they do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Blind Foundation.

Blind Citizens NZ (Blind Discuss List)

For people wanting to discuss matters of interest to blind people in New Zealand. Subscribe to this email list.

Blind Citizens NZ (International List)

For people wanting to discuss matters of an international flavour, mostly World Blind Union related. Subscribe to this email list.

NZ Braille

For issues to do with braille as it is used in New Zealand. Subscribe to this email list.

Goalball

Discussions and information relating to the game of Goalball in New Zealand. Subscribe to this email list.

Telephone Information Service

The Blind Foundation’s Telephone information service (TIS) offers recorded bulletins for people to listen to using their touch-tone telephone.  They can choose favourites using the special functions menu and to access local information.

TIS bulletins include:

  • Local and national newspaper content
  • Financial information
  • Radio and TV programme schedules
  • Public notices and announcements
  • Updates from the Blind Foundation
  • Interactive feedback lines operated by associated organisations (link to associated orgs)
  • Information from government departments and other agencies
  • Newspaper and magazine articles.

Find out more about TIS