It also plays a large and important role in many other community projects.Established in 1936, the KZN Blind and Deaf Society is one of the most active and progressive member organisations of Council.
Current visually impaired employees are also making their mark.
The extremely competent, meticulous and hard-working National Executive Director is Jace Nair, who was appointed to this post in September 2009.
He also designed the technology and training materials for call centre operators and, in 1998, conceptualised the Dolphin Pen together with Aubrey Webson and Chris Friend.
Another innovator, Niresh Singh, the first visually impaired South African to qualify as an O&M instructor, trained Optima students in long cane skills from 1985 to 2002.
Cassim Bassa, a prominent Durban businessman and philanthropist, as Chairman; Mr. There are three more former employees of Council who merit a mention because of their rather unique contributions. Prior to joining Council's staff, she had worked as a social worker for the National Council for the Deaf.