Yarn Bombing in Tauranga

Braille Music Transcriber, Moya Michalakis, writes: Every year Greerton Village (in Tauranga), holds a festival of “Yarn bombing”-wrapping tree trunks in knitted and crocheted blankets decorated as works of art. This year, each tree represents a song title, and supports a charity. There is a facebook page where you can Like the page, nominate a … Read more

Show us your braille skills

If you have braille knowledge, why not tell us about it by sitting the Trans-Tasman Certificate of Proficiency in Unified English Braille. People who pass the certificate show us not only that they understand the braille code, but also that they believe in writing it accurately and care about the quality of braille that readers … Read more

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 to Auckland met by BANZAT? Are you willing to commit some time outside meetings to further BANZAT’s work? Have you … Read more

Applications to be an accredited braille producer close 30 June

The Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT) launched its policy for the Accreditation of Braille Producers Working in New Zealand in 2015. Policy 7 which explains the Accreditation framework and procedure is available at www.banzat.org.nz/publications/policies. Accredited producers agree to follow the standards set by BANZAT giving greater confidence to requesters, purchasers and readers … Read more

Announcing Our New Website

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our new website. It still has much the same content but some of it has been reorganised to be easier to find. We have tried hard to make this website work well for you whether you are blind, have low vision or are fully sighted, and … Read more

Applications to be an Accredited Braille Producer Close 30 June

The Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT) launched its policy for the Accreditation of Braille Producers Working in New Zealand in 2015. Policy 7 which explains the Accreditation framework and procedure is available here. Accredited producers abide by the standards set by BANZAT giving greater confidence to requesters, purchasers and readers of braille. … Read more

Accreditation Applications Close 30 June

The Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT) last year launched its policy for the Accreditation of braille producers working in New Zealand. Policy 7 which explains the Accreditation framework and procedure is available here. Accredited producers will abide by the standards set by BANZAT giving greater confidence to requesters, purchasers and readers of … Read more

New Zealand Shares Braille Experience with ICEB Colleagues

Several papers and poster presentations have been accepted from New Zealand by the papers committee of the Sixth General Assembly of the International Council on English Braille. They will be presented at the General Assembly to be held from Sunday 22 to Thursday 26 May in Baltimore, USA. More news about this to come!