South African Library for the Blind (SALB)
|Postal||PO Box 115, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 6140|
|Physical||112B High Street, Eastern Cape, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 6139|
|Tel||046 622 7226|
The South African Library for the Blind renders a library and information service to blind and visually impaired people through the production of accessible South African reading material in the development of a comprehensive library collection and rendering of advisory services to promote access to information.
The Library's mandate is to: provide a free library and information service that is responsible to the needs of the blind and the print-handicapped user; build up a balance and appropriate collection of South African and other documents, and make them accessible for the use of blind and print-handicapped readers; produce documents in special mediums such as Braille and audio formats for use by its readers; develop standards for the production of such documents; research production methods and technology in the appropriate fields; and acquire and disseminate the technology required by blind and print-handicapped people to read.