Every day, an average of nine New Zealanders turn to Blind Low Vision NZ for support with vision loss. We provide emotional and practical support, so that people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision can keep working and living independently. We meet people in their homes or at their local Blind Low Vision NZ office to collectively make this happen.
We also advocate for accessible and inclusive communities. We believe people with vision loss deserve equal access to public spaces, information and careers. This is made possible through education and removing barriers. At Blind Low Vision NZ we believe no goal is too big or small.
Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs
Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs Services is one of the ways we can help people retain their freedom and independence to move around safely and confidently.
Guide dogs provide more than mobility; they also provide companionship, enhanced independence and improved confidence. Choosing to live and work with a guide dog is a big decision, and we are committed to helping our clients work their way through the entire process.
- Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs are fully funded by public donations and sponsorships.
- It takes nearly two years to breed and train a guide dog and up to 175,000 NZD to keep a guide dog in service.
- The Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs Centre breeds approximately 120 puppies per year.