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Vision Australia visits the Victorian Parliament

01 Oct 2014
On Thursday September 18, a team from Vision Australia visited Parliament House Melbourne. To raise awareness of living with blindness and low vision amongst Victorian State Parliamentarians, we set up a number of displays and invited MPs to drop-by and learn about Vision Australia’s services to the blind and low vision community.

Vision Australia position on audio description on Australia television

29 Sep 2014
Vision Australia has advocated in support of audio description on Australian television on behalf of our community for many years. In late August, Minister Turnbull wrote to Vision Australia advising us that there will be a trial Audio Description service introduced on the ABC’s iView service starting from April 2015.

Talking Vision: Going behind the Apple hype

25 Sep 2014
In this program, following the recent Apple announcements, we explore the benefits of these developments for people who are blind or have low vision. Also the Premier of Victoria is part of the program.

New technology helps Janine live life to the full

24 Sep 2014
Janine Plummer, who runs a garden maintenance company with her husband Ian, has Retinitis Pigmentosa an hereditary condition that causes a degeneration of the light sensitive cells and pigment layer of the retina. Janine has no vision in her left eye and only tunnel vision with no colour perception in her right.

Technology opens up a new world to Patricia

24 Sep 2014
When Patricia Ross lost her sight to Macular Degeneration, it knocked her flat. She felt she had lost her independence. But now, thanks to expert training from Vision Australia, this 76 year old Great Grandmother from Colyton is right up to speed with the very latest accessible technology.

New technology helps Laurinda live life to the full

24 Sep 2014
Forty-four year old, Laurinda Martin, from Mount Warrigal is legally blind, but thanks to the latest technology, and expert training from Vision Australia, she doesn’t let her vision impairment slow her down.

Premier opens new Warrnambool Vision Australia centre

19 Sep 2014
The Hon. Dr Denis Napthine, Premier, has opened the new Vision Australia Warrnambool building in the town’s centre, a move that will make it easier for the blindness and low vision community to access services.
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