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Tape Aids Avid Reader’s Audio Library

Tape Aids Avid Reader’s Audio Library

Tape Aids is a non-profit organisation that relies solely on donations to provide their
services. They have produced talking books for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled
people for over 60 years. Registered members can...

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

Check your vision with WHOeyes

Visual acuity is the most common assessment of visual function. It is a simple,
non-invasive measure and critical to determine the presence of vision impairment. Many
people with vision impairment are unaware and accessibility of visual acuity testing is a challenge...

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Money - Distinct Shapes & Raised Patterns On Our Coins & Notes

Money - Distinct Shapes & Raised
Patterns On Our Coins & Notes

In South Africa and in many other countries around the world, both Coins
and Bank Notes have been designed and made to include distinct features so Bank Notes that
Persons who are Blind are able to tell the different coins and notes apart...

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Call to aid the blind to enter workforce

Call to aid the blind
to enter workforce

It is for commerce and industry to shift their focus from disability to how blind and visually
impaired people can bring change to society and make a contribution to the economy...

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Our Trusts


Your donations help to empower so many to live independent lives. Donations to the Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund or the John and Esther Ellerman Memorial Trust, no matter how big or small, continue to provide the necessary funds to achieve the universal goal of a fully inclusive society for those with disabilities.

About us

"Victory Over Blindness' is the motto of St Dunstan's, and the victory which these men are gaining and have gained is a victory more splendidly and more dearly won than the victory which they and their comrades gained on the field of battle." - Our Founder Sir Arthur Pearson

St Dunstan's has been supporting War Blinded Veterans since 1915, through physical and emotional support, helping to empower beneficiaries to live independent and fulfilling lives. In 1918, after World War I, an after Care Committee was established in South Africa to care for blinded servicemen returning home. In 1938 the South African organisation became completely autonomous but has continued to maintain a close working relationship with Blind Veterans UK.

The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund was founded in 1977 by St Dunstan's, South Africa, in memory of Lord Fraser.He believed that, as he himself proved, that given the reality of blindness, with the necessary determination, support and seizing of opportunities as they present themselves, blind and Visual Impaired students can create a better life for themselves through education.

The John Reeves Ellerman Fund was founded in 1974 by Saint Dunstan's, South Africa, to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir John Reeves Ellerman, who was a great benefactor and friend of Saint Dunstan's and a Member of the Board.

The Long Cane Rally committee of 2016

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at St Dunstan's is a great way of giving back to your community, be it as a marshal at our annual Long Cane Rally or providing tutoring services for a visually impaired student, your time and effort is greatly appreciated and much needed.

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