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COVID-19 Corona Virus
The official Covid-19 Web site for south Africa - www.sacoronavirus.co.za
24 Hour Official Toll Free Call Center – 0800  029  999
Official WhatsApp Help Service - Send 'HI' to 0600  123  456 on WhatsApp.

What's New!!!

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SANCB on Be My Eyes app.
You can now call representatives from the SANCB (South African  National  Council for the Blind),directly in the Be My Eyes app!When you open the Be My Eyes app, you will have two options: Call a volunteer or Specialized Help. If you click Specialized Help, you will find companies that you can call directly through the Be My Eyes app, such as Microsoft, Google, and now the SANCB!
The SANCB is our first partner in Africa. This means that individuals across Africa with the Be My Eyes app and a stable internet connection can connect with the experts at the SANCB for advice on their services or on independent living. You can call the SANCB Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM Central African Time.

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Blind SA Bookshare Library Launch.
Blind SA Bookshare is an e-book library that helps people with disabilities gain employment,  pursue education, and enjoy leisure books. With Bookshare, members can access HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of e-books in accessible formats that let people with disabilities read in ways that work for them. Readers can listen to books in audio, read in braille, enlarge font sizes, and find books for school, work, and pleasure reading. 
Blind SA Bookshare will be launched on 26 October 2020
Click here to find out more and become a  member of the Blind SA Bookshare Library..

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Wearable Devices for the Visually Impaired.

Technology is always on the move and advances made benefit visually impaired individuals. . You can now walk down the street, go shopping or sit in a restaurant looking just the same as anybody else, wearing glasses …… but behind those glasses the magic reads signs or menu’s to you, magnifies faces and objects and helps you find your way around
Sight Seekers will feature some of the latest wearable accesibility devices now available.

  OCR Glasses Video Magnifier Glasses
  Envision OCR glasses

Orcam MyEye OCR Glasses

eSight 3 Video Magnifier Glasses NuEyes Pro Video Magnifier Glasses AceSight 1 Video Magnifier Glasses
  Envision Glasses Orcam MyEye eSight 3 NuEyss Pro AceSight 1

 


Using your Smart Device as an Assistive Device.

 

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Using aSmart Phone as an Assistive Device for the Visually Impaired, is facilitated by the Accessibility features included in the Operating Systems of the Smart Device. These features generally include Font Size and Colour, Magnification,Zoom and Screenreader Speech. In addition, the Speech Recognition feature allows the user to give verbal commands. Finally, there are a vast number of Apps, specifically created to assist Visually Impaired users. These Apps include OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to read printed documents, Video Magnifiers, Object / Colour / Currency Identifiers, GPS (Global Positioning Systems) Apps for route and destination guidance and interactive Video / Voice / Messaging Assistance.
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