South African National Council for the Blind
|Postal||PO Box 11149, Hatfield, 0028|
|Physical||514 White Street, Bailey's Muckleneuk, Pretoria|
|Tel||012 452 3811|
|Fax||012 346 4177|
OverviewThe 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.