Crew Swap | Making Blind Foundation Services Headline News

Crew Swap | Making Blind Foundation Services Headline News


Three. Two. One. At 6:00 p.m, on Monday the 29th of October, New Zealand tuned in to watch Newshub. Kia Ora. Good evening. We begin with a developing news story. What they didn’t realise is that members of the crew who usually deliver the news had been swapped out for new ones. Kiwis with low or no vision. This is Dan, he’s working in the team today. But we’ll get you to make a visual, the graphic behind the presenters. That will be the templates for the day. Perfect. So you’re gonna be working on this Blind Foundation story today. Just find out what they’re doing here, why they’re doing it. Yeah I’ll see what the angle is. Hi, look It’s Trevor here from Newshub, just checking on a sentencing. What’s fascinating here, is that when the phone goes, I’m the first line and it’s quite exciting. I’ll pass it on to our team and if they feel there’s a story in it, they’ll definitely get back to you. I’ll change this out for the white foundation logo. Yes, I think it’s been cool sitting down with the team and working out what they do and how I can fit in with that team. We will go downstairs and have a look, we’ll see what it looks like on screen. Okay, yeah, sounds good. The Blind Foundation and Newshub worked together… supporting the crew to bring New Zealand the news. We were thinking, how are we going to have someone who’s blind working here? But you know, I think most of us don’t even notice the fact that Aine’s blind. It shows us there isn’t really that much of a limitation. The different pieces of technology interact really well. The IT people have been really really amazing and patient. He’s as much as a part of this team as is anyone else. So his next court date is the 7th of December 11:45. That’s right to get that checked out. Before revealing the Crew Swap live on air. New research shows the number of Kiwis living with low vision is set to dramatically increase over the next 25 years. That’s prompted the Blind Foundation to launch a new campaign educating people about working with low vision and that includes a project with our team here at Newshub to put this bulletin to air tonight. It’s something more employers may need to embrace sooner rather than later. Mitch McCann, Newshub. And we are lucky enough to have Trevor and Dan with us here in Newshub’s Auckland newsroom as we go to air tonight. Proving that with the right support People with low or no vision can live a life without limits. It’s very easy, I guess for employers and people like myself to Think that there’s a lot low vision New Zealanders can’t do and I think we found out that they are able to do a lot and probably just as much as anyone else.

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