BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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The Vision Book – My Child, Our Journey

September 25, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

On Friday 19th September BLENNZ hosted the launch of The Vision Book – My Child, Our Journey, a resource produced by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry of Health, BLENNZ, the Blind Foundation and other sector agencies.

Mary Fisher

Mary Fisher, who provided one of the stories talks about the launch and how she sees the book helping parents, whānau and families.

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BLENNZ Assessment and Teaching Services – Visual Resource Centre Regional Days

February 8, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Resource Teacher: Vision repairing a cane

Figure 1 Cane repairing skills – Northern Team

Regional Days in 2013 took place at the end of Term 3. This was an opportunity for all Resource Teachers: Vision, in the three regions – North, Central and South, to come together to share and engage in some of the initiatives that are being undertaken from the Annual Plan.

BLENNZ Curriculum

The latest draft of the BLENNZ Curriculum was presented and staff engaged with this valuable document. This document has been worked on at regional days and other BLENNZ consultation opportunities over the last 4 years and continues to grow and develop.

This was the first opportunity for the regional teams to see it drawn together and to gain an understanding of it as a single document. Continue Reading →

Karen Gilligan, BLENNZ e-Learning Facilitator talks about her role

November 19, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Karen Gilligan – BLENNZ e-Learning Facilitator from BLENNZ on Vimeo.


Kia ora everyone. My name’s Karen, I’m BLENNZ e-Learning Facilitator. I work here at BLENNZ supporting our learners and resource teachers vision with particular focus on online environments in the classroom and a really big part of my role is around accessibility and the accessibility of those online spaces.

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