BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

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 →

Success for All – Every School, Every Child Developmental Orientation and Mobility (DOM) services update

October 25, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

BLENNZ LogoKey Messages from Working Group meeting 19th October 2012

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our consultation on future developmental orientation and mobility (DOM) services.

This document provides a high level summary of the feedback. You will find the document here.

The working group is in process to construct a draft model based on your feedback, best practice and within existing constraints. Continue Reading →

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