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Published: 15.09.2021

Martine Abel-Williamson has been elected as the new President of the World Blind Union.

Martine is employed as a Senior Human Rights Advisor for the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. She’s on the boards of the Accessible Books Consortium, Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind, International Disability Alliance (IDA) and Blind Citizens NZ. She also holds pan-disability roles such as serving on the board of Disability Connect in NZ. Martine is totally blind and is usually accompanied by her guide dog. Email: [email protected] and [email protected];

Here is a message from Martine in today’s challenging times of COVID-19 which restricts us being able to meet up face-to-face as we used to: “We’re not bound by the distance between us, but by our shared horizon.”