Blindness services

Services specifically for blind and vision impaired people such as those provided by the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind.

The RNZFB at a Glance

Blind people accept that we live in a highly visual world. While we continue to work towards the world being as accessible as it can be for us and for people with other disabilities, we recognise that we still need access to specialised services that teach us the essential skills we need to function in the world around us. The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is the primary provider of the essential blindness-related services needed by blind people in New Zealand.

Learning to be blind - quick update

Earlier this month I posted an entry giving my initial reactions to the recent announcement by the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind concerning major changes it is about to make to its rehabilitation services. If you read that entry, you should know that I am generally pleased with what the Foundation says it will be doing but I also drew attention to a number of questions the Association still has which remain unanswered.

A Blueprint for Change

Report of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind's Governance Working Party, October 2009. The Governance Working Party was made up of people appointed by the Boards of the Foundation and Blind Citizens NZ. We are making the report available complete with an introduction by the Chair of the Foundation, and it includes the appendices to the report.

Position paper on future RNZFB governance

This report states the Association's position with respect to the future governance structure of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind. This paper was prepared in advance of a meeting to be held with representatives of the Foundation's Board of Trustees on 23 and 24 January 2001.

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