Ho, ho, ho from Santa’s workshop…
Hi kids! It’s nearly Christmas time and I have been very busy at the North Pole organising all your presents to deliver on Christmas Eve.
I wonder if you remember that last year my little elves learned to write letters in braille and large print? Well, so many of you asked for a letter from me in braille or large print, that I’m doing it again this year.
So remember, if you would like a letter from me, just fill out the form online at: www.nzpost.co.nz/santa.
You can request your letter in braille or large print, but you’ll need to do this by Tuesday 18 December so that my elves have time to send all the letters!
Be sure to check your letterbox for my letter closer to Christmas, and remember to be very good and go to bed nice and early on Christmas Eve!
Love from Santa Claus
Notes for parents, caregivers and teachers
New Zealand Post is extending its annual Santa Letters service to include large print and braille in 2012. The RNZFB has provided advice on the production of the large print letters, and will be producing the braille letters on behalf of Santa’s elves who work at New Zealand Post.
We encourage you to request a letter for your child or student in either of these two formats, by simply filling out the online form at www.nzpost.co.nz/santa by 18 December.
About the letters:
- The braille and large print letters contain the same text as the standard print letter.
- The large print letter is in 18 point font, and includes an enhanced version of the picture.
- Braille letters are in single-spaced, contracted Unified English Braille, and will be accompanied by a printed version to help parents read with their children. They include a verbalisation of the picture.
We would appreciate your feedback on this service, particularly your child’s reaction. Please email email@example.com
More about the RNZFB:
- The RNZFB is New Zealand’s main provider of essential sight-loss services, and has 11,500 members.
- We equip our members with the adaptive skills, technology and resources they need to overcome the barriers they face to participating fully in society and leading independent lives.
- Every year approximately 1,200 New Zealanders become RNZFB members after experiencing serious sight loss.
- Only 5% of printed material worldwide is available in formats that blind people can read. (World Blind Union).
- For more information visit the RNZFB.