BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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Emil – A success story

July 21, 2015 by blennzict | 0 comments

Headshot of Emil Secker

Figure 1 – Emil who is moving to Auckland to attend Kickstart

BLENNZ Nelson farewells Emil as he moves to Auckland to participate in the Kickstart Programme in 2015.  Emil came onto the Nelson roll as a pre-schooler and has been a real success story.

He has been an enthusiastic user of technology throughout his schooling and has achieved NCEA Level Three.  He has developed into a very resilient, empathetic and upbeat guy with a great love of life. Continue Reading →

BLENNZ Wellington Visual Resource Centre

November 18, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

FIgure 1 - Renee helps Shannon learns to navigate her new braille technology

FIgure 1 – Renee helps Shannon learns to navigate her new braille technology

In Wellington we have three braille learners at the intermediate and secondary school levels. The girls are each at a different stage of their schooling, and in their learning and use of braille and assistive technology.  They share a common bond and enjoy each other’s company when given the opportunity.

Renee, in year 9 at Wellington Girls’ College, is a very competent, passionate braille user and is exploring new technologies.  Shannon is in year 7 at Muritai School, a braille user for most of her learning and still able to read some very large print.  She is very sociable and is quick to learn new technology. Nikki is in year 7 at Titahi Bay Intermediate.  She is quite new to braille having lost her vision quite recently and is also learning English. Continue Reading →

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