Blind Citizens NZ now has a Braille Special Interest Network. This brief news item is intended to let Braille users and readers, and anyone aspiring to learn Braille about this recent development. A key element of Special Interest Networks is that it is the topic that attracts people’s interest and where peer support flourishes.

Although a majority of members of a Special Interest Network must be Ordinary (voting) Members of Blind Citizens NZ, anyone who is blind, vision-impaired, deafblind or has low vision who is not a member, can also join.

Chantelle Griffiths is the elected Coordinator of the Braille Special

Interest Network. The Network’s first AGM will happen between 1 July and 31 August 2024.

If you have email and would like to be connected to this Network, you can send a request to join by using the following email address:

As the Network creates its way of supporting each other and sharing experiences etc., there will be information provided on a regular basis on our TellMe bulletin.

For further information please feel free to contact the National Office on 0800 222 6940 or email to