The KwaZulu-Natal Blind & Deaf Society is a leading service provider in the field of Blindness and Deafness in KwaZulu-Natal.


The KZNBDS Academy of Learning provides various products for sale.


Not all of our clients can be gainfully employed side by side with other workers. The Society therefore runs two sheltered workshops where basketry and some packaging is done. These projects aim to train Blind and Deaf clients in cane weaving skills, packaging techniques and entrepreneurial skills with the view to increased income. This programme would offer Blind and Partially Sighted as well as Deaf persons an opportunity to be economically active in society



The KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society and the Brien Holden Vision Institute have opened its Optometric and Low Vision Screening Centre at the KZN Blind and Deaf Society building at 23 Ismail C Meer Street, Durban.

The Optometric Centre open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 08h00 to 16h00pm and Saturdays from 08h00 to 13h00pm.  The Screening Centre will provide affordable and quality spectacles and low vision services.  The Optometry consultation is free of charge.   An administration fee of R50.00 is paid to the Society.

Then visit us at the KZN Blind and Deaf Society at 23 Ismail C Meer Street, to get your eyes tested today!


To make an appointment, please  call 031 309 4991 or


Order your personal or corporate diaries from our range of colours and fabrics including the 2 tone stitch option with the cover being branded in a foil or debossed corporate logo.  Diaries are available in 3 standard sizes  -  A5, A5+ and A4 as well as the Slimline and Pocket diary.

Opportunities exist for advertising on the Society A5 diaries of which 4 000 are printed annually.


Call us now for an appointment for your 2015 Diary – call 031 3094991 or email


After many requests from clients and organisations over the years to examine or buy mobility aids, assistive devices and games for the blind, the Society has obtained funding to establish a resource centre for its clients and the public at large. It is situated on the 5th floor of Society’s building and has an inventory of various products to enhance quality of life and independence, for use inside or outside the home and workplace.



Braille production houses are very sparse: there are currently only two in the country (Johannesburg and Cape Town), in fact catering for the entire African continent, and orders placed with them tend to be greatly delayed. Therefore, the KZN Blind and Deaf Society established a Braille production unit on the 4th floor of its building and this facility is expected to fulfill the Braille production needs in KwaZulu-Natal.