BANZAT building better braille

BANZAT held its fifth Annual General Meeting on 8 September 2015. Trustees proudly launched BANZAT’s policy for the Accreditation of braille producers working in New Zealand. Accredited producers will abide by the standards set by BANZAT giving greater confidence to purchasers and readers of braille. The names of accredited producers will be advertised on the … Read more

BANZAT Trustee Announced

We are pleased to welcome Dr Julia Budd as our newest trustee. Dr Budd teaches the postgraduate diploma for specialist teaching in vision impairment at Massey University. We warmly thank Paul Brown for his service on the trust. Paul played a key role in writing the Accreditation policy.

BANZAT Trustee – Call for Expressions of Interest

BANZAT invites expressions of interest from anyone in New Zealand who would be willing to serve as a BANZAT Trustee for a three year term concluding in September 2018. Does braille matter to you, now and into the future? Are you interested in braille codes, production, teaching, promotion and distribution of braille? Are you able … Read more

BANZAT Building Better Braille

BANZAT is very pleased to launch its policy for the Accreditation of braille producers working in New Zealand. After two rounds of consultation Policy 7 is now available here. Accredited producers will abide by the standards set by BANZAT giving greater confidence to purchasers and readers of braille. The names of accredited producers will be … Read more

Trustees Appointed

Following the call for expressions of interest, five people contacted the Chair of BANZAT and answered several questions about their braille knowledge and qualifications to fill three vacancies on the trust. Representatives of the five founding bodies have appointed three people to fill the vacancies. They are Wendy Richards, Marion Satherley and Mary Schnackenberg. Their … Read more

BANZAT Trustee – Call for Expressions of Interest

The Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT) www.banzat.org.nz invites expressions of interest from anyone in New Zealand who would be willing to serve as a BANZAT Trustee for a three year term concluding in September 2017.   Does braille matter to you, now and into the future? Are you interested in braille codes, … Read more

Hall of Honour Goes Live

A number of individuals have worked tirelessly giving their support, passion and lifelong dedication to braille in New Zealand. Recalling and honouring their contributions can help us learn from history, and allow us to grow, promote and develop braille into the future. To pay tribute to these individuals BANZAT has great pleasure in establishing a … Read more

Results – Braille Poetry Competition for School Students

The Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT), and the Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ (BLENNZ) joined with children’s poet Paula Green to sponsor, host and judge this poetry competition for braille students. Paula’s wonderful workshop was recorded and shared with those students who could not attend. We were delighted to receive … Read more

Paul Brown Newest BANZAT Trustee

On 15 January 2013 the Chairman of BANZAT, Maria Stevens, announced the appointment of Paul Brown as the newest trustee of BANZAT. He succeeds Raeleen Smith who retired last year. Paul Brown is a lifetime user of braille who immigrated to New Zealand from Scotland about two years ago. In 2011 he passed the Trans-Tasman … Read more