South African National Council for the Blind

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 11149, Hatfield, 0028
Physical 514 White Street, Bailey's Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Tel 012 452 3811
Fax 012 346 4177
Web www.sancb.org.za

Overview

The vision of the South African National Council for the Blind is to facilitate a network of organisations that collaborate towards the prevention of blindness, and securing the full participation and inclusion of blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of a diverse South African society.

The Council's objectives are to: provide relevant services and support to South Africans with visual impairments; facilitate collaborative partnerships to serve the interests of visually impaired South Africans; advocate on behalf of people with visual impairments; develop and maintain standards for services offered to people with visual impairments; promote the education, training and rehabilitation relevant for the employment of people with visual impairments; help organisations for and of the blind to deliver effective and relevant services; gather and disseminate information on matters concerning visual impairment; initiate and implement projects beneficial to people with visual impairments; supply assistive devices and related technologies to people with visual impairments; preserve and restore sight and prevent blindness; work together with international organisations for the improvement of the quality of life of people with visual impairments; create awareness of the skills, capacities and abilities of people with visual impairments; and ensure that blind and partially sighted people of all ages enjoy all rights promised by the Constitution of South Africa.

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