The Hein Wagner Academy is the bridge between being dependant and being independent for the visually impaired.

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An Introduction

The Hein Wagner Academy offers a wide variety of National and Internationally Accredited Tertiary courses offered through the Higher Education and training system to fully educate and equip visually impaired individuals as they enter the working environment.

Hein Wagner Academy currently has a B-BBEE LEVEL 1 Status with more than 75% of the current 36 students being B-BBEE beneficiaries. We change the way the world sees the blind, and how the blind sees the world. A place of learning, development, and progression for those with sight and those without sight.

We change the way the world sees the blind, and how the blind sees the world.  A place of learning, development, and progression for those with sight and those without sight.

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The Story

The Hein Wagner Academy is the bridge between being dependant and being independent for the visually impaired.

If you’re reading this with your eyes, the Hein Wagner Academy is here to change your perceptions and show you how the blind can become leaders in this world, integrating into the workforce, society and everything in-between. 

If you’re reading this with your fingertips, the Hein Wagner Academy is here to help you grow, tapping into limitless abilities and reaching every goal you’ve set.

The Hein Wagner Academy is a place of learning, development and progression, for those with sight and without.

We change how the world sees the blind, and how the blind sees the world.

Vision / Mission / Promise

OUR VISION:

To enable the visually impaired to become economically independent and socially connected through education, training, sports, recreation, and the arts.

OUR MISSION:

To bridge the gap between being dependent and being independent for the visually impaired by providing specialised training in an environment focusing on the needs and development of persons living with visual loss.

OUR PROMISE:

We promise to take you from as far as your fingers can reach to as far as you dare to dream. We will enable you to be the inspiration the world so desperately needs by supporting you to reach your full potential.

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