BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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Long White Cloud – Official Music Video

December 3, 2015 by blennzict | 0 comments

Long White Cloud, the music video that will follow our Kiwi Paralympians to Rio in 2016 stars two students from BLENNZ. Natalie Te Paa from Auckland and Cam Dawson from Blenheim both provide vocals for the song.

This is a wonderful song that carries a social message and will help to raise awareness about the 25 per cent of Kiwis who live with daily challenges.

Education Act Consultation

December 2, 2015 by blennzict | 0 comments

Education Minister Hekia Parata is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on proposed changes that will help shape the future of the education system. This online consultation is open and closes on Monday 14 December at 5pm.

To make a submission visit the Welcome to the Ministry of Education consultation hub website. On the site there is a video of Hekia Parata talking about the proposed changes. More information can be found on the Education Act update page on the Ministry of Education website.

The Marrakesh Treaty

December 1, 2015 by blennzict | 0 comments

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are seeking feedback about the Marrakesh Treaty before Friday 26th February 2016, at 5pm.

“The Marrakesh Treaty is an international treaty that aims to increase access to published works for people with a print disability. Its formal name is the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

This Treaty provides for copyright exceptions within national laws to improve visually-impaired people’s access to copyright works in accessible formats (such as braille, audio or large print books).”

This is really exciting and it will be wonderful for BLENNZ students if the Marrakesh Treaty is ratified by New Zealand.

Information about how to make a submission is available at the Have Your Say: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment webpage.