The links on this page are a collection of Web Sites you might find useful as a parent of a vision impaired child.
If you find a site you think we should add to this page please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANZAT (The Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust)
Information abut the Braille Authority, a trust established to support the use of braille in New Zealand.
BiOptic Driving Network
This website explains how some low vision people can gain extra vision by using bioptic lens that in some cases enables them to drive legally!
This takes you to the BLENNZ website. This is the official website of the Blind and Low Vision Network of New Zealand. Well worth the visit!
The Halberg Trust aims to support all children with a disability if they want to be involved in active leisure or recreation of their choice, alongside their peers in an inclusive environment.
The official website of what used to be called Pulse Data, excellent products available for both Low Vision and Blind users.
This website has very good examples of excellent tactile toys. High educational value, great for parents to learn from.
Kiwi Families is New Zealands largest parenting websitewhere members can obtain information about parenting, family friendly places to eat out, birthday party ideas and much more! Our site is for New Zealand families nationwide from conception through to
Ministry of Education
The official Ministry of Education website. Good information, easy to use.
National Association of Parents of Vision Impaired USA
The National Association of Parents of Vision Impaired USA. Very similar to PVI New Zealand only on a larger scale.
New Zealand Association of Optometrists
Parents might like to visit the New Zealand Association of Optometrists website. There is very good information available for parents regarding children's vision.
NOAH - National Organisation of Albinism and Hypopigmentation
This takes you to the NOAH website of America. An excellent website.
NZORD - New Zealand Organisation of Rare Disorders
This website has links to many international sites containing information concerning rare disorders. This site is the New Zealand link.
This website has links to many international providers of Low vision aids.
Parent 2 Parent
Parent 2 Parent is a nationwide support group of parents who have children with special needs. They have much success in matching parents who have children with similar needs. The National Office is in Hamilton Phone:- 0508 236 236.
This website has good information on new Mountbatten training resources. Worth visiting if your child uses braille.
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
The website of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind.
Texas School for the Blind and Vision Impaired
The Texas School for the Blind and Vision Impaired is a leading educational facility. Excellent information and links to other places.
The Variety Club may be able to provide financial assistance for children with special needs. I have found them most supportive and helpful in the past. For all Office and Grant Enquiries Contact Heather 09 520 4111.