BANZAT Celebrates World Braille Day

Today, Monday 4 January is World Braille Day. It is our opportunity to celebrate the independence and access to information enjoyed by thousands of people who are blind or vision impaired thanks to the inventive genius of Louis Braille. While there is more to be done to raise awareness of braille, it is experiencing a … Read more

Website updates

Four pages on the BANZAT website have been updated. About the Trust page has the news of the appointment of Karen Stobbs, succeeding Jenny McFadden who has retired from BANZAT; the page of Minutes has the Confirmed Minutes for 2020; Calendar of events has been updated; Useful links has name changes and broken links repaired.

Does braille matter to you, now and into the future?

Are you able to read uncontracted braille by touch or by sight? Are you interested in braille promotion, teaching, codes, and production? Are you able to attend usually four meetings per year with travel costs met. Are you willing to commit some time outside meetings to further BANZAT’s work? Have you served on a club … Read more

Website updates

Three pages on the BANZAT website have been updated. Calendar of events has new dates for the ICEB Seventh General Assembly in October and 2021 Round Table in Melbourne; the page of Minutes has the Confirmed Minutes for the 19 November 2019 meeting; and About the Trust page carries the news of Parents of Vision … Read more

Website updates

The BANZAT website has been updated with a revised calendar of events, the page of Minutes, and a revised About the Trust page which lists the current trustees.

World Braille Day competition

Blind & Low Vision NZ is running a competition in honour of 4 January, World Braille Day. Here’s the link to all the information with entry details and what you might win!

Invitation to sit the Trans-Tasman Certificate of Proficiency in UEB 2019

The Braille Authorities of Australia and New Zealand are pleased to announce the 2019 Trans-Tasman Certificate of Proficiency in Unified English Braille. Australian and New Zealand applicants are invited to apply by the closing date of Monday 2 September 2019. The examiners of The Trans-Tasman Certificate of Proficiency in Unified English Braille will ensure that … Read more

2018 Braille Literacy Day Competitions, Results

Last year we ran two competitions to celebrate Braille Literacy Day on 7 September. We asked Primary and Intermediate aged students to make up a name for the New Zealand Braille Literacy Kiwi Mascot and collage an A4 picture of it. We were very pleased to receive a number of imaginative collage pictures. We chose … Read more