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Did you know… October 12 is world sight day?

World Sight Day (WSD) is held annually on the second Thursday of October, it is an international day of awareness to focus on the global issue of avoidable visual impairment and blindness. The theme this year is “Make Vision Count”.

WSD is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). WSD became an official event for IAPB in the year 2000.

World Sight Day highlights the fact that 80% of blindness is avoidable (Treatable and/or preventable) and is supported by over 150 IAPB member organisations, which includes every major eye care NGO in the world united in working together to eliminate avoidable blindness. 4 out of 5 people have avoidable visual impairment. WSD provides a platform for organisations to encourage governments, corporations, institutions and individuals to actively support global blindness prevention efforts.

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Update on the new Library Management System:

The teams from Universal Knowledge Software (UKS) and SALB are busy finalising the outstanding modules and the system should be up and running tentatively by end October 2018.

In the meantime the Circulation Staff continue to manually select books based on your reading interests.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Please submit any inquiries to: audiolib@salb.org.za; braillelib@salb.org.za

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