BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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BLENNZ Southland

December 15, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Chill standing on the side of the road, holding his cane, watching and listening as a red car moves past him

Figure 1 – Tait is watching the road to make sure it is safe to cross

Over the past year BLENNZ Southland have embraced the new BLENNZ Developmental Orientation and Mobility Model and have actively included this in day to day practice.

We believe that, with appropriate training and support from a DOM Specialist, RTVs are able to assist learners to develop their orientation and mobility skills in tangible and practical ways. Continue Reading →

Renee is a Year 10 student who has been working towards independent online research skills

October 27, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments


Kia ora my name is Renee and I’m 15 years old. I am in Year 10 at Wellington Girls College and my goal for 2014 was to independently research on the Internet using my iPhone connected to my BrailleNote, which is acting as a keyboard and display. This is something I had done in 2013 and in the earlier part of 2014 but wanted to improve throughout this year. Continue Reading →

Shannon who is in Year 8 talks about how she has achieved her learning goals for 2014

October 22, 2014 by blennzict | 3 Comments


Hi my name is Shannon and my goal at the beginning of this year was to work on the Internet and getting my emails back and forward to other people, and so far this year I have achieved my email goal. I can now write emails and send them and empty my trash and my emails and probably read emails from different folders and put them into different folders. And I can also to a degree do my Internet goal, all I really need to do with my Internet goal is to be able to use Google more fluently and skip between different websites but if someone gives me a specific website I can go on to it on my Apex. Continue Reading →

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