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It’s time to reconsider electronic voting at federal elections

25 Nov 2016
As the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters continues to hold public hearings into the Inquiry on the 2016 federal election, Vision Australia is calling for a re-examination of the benefits that accessible electronic voting could deliver to the blindness and low vision community.

It’s time to reconsider electronic voting at Federal elections

03 Nov 2016
As the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters considers submissions into the Inquiry on the 2016 Federal Election, Vision Australia is calling for a re-examination of the benefits that accessible electronic voting could deliver to the blindness and low vision community.

Your chance to help make voting more accessible at federal elections

11 Oct 2016
Vision Australia would like to hear from you about how accessible you think the voting experience was at the recent federal election, and whether you have any recommendations for improving this service. Your experiences will be used to inform our submission to the Inquiry, and help to promote the voting rights of the blindness and low vision community.

Australia and Canada exchange first books under the Marrakesh Treaty

30 Sep 2016
Australians who are blind or have low vision are the first in the world to benefit from the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled through the symbolic exchange of book titles between Vision Australia and CNIB (Canada).
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