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Register now for Vision Australia’s Summer Holiday Reading webinar

Details

Date 2 December 2015

Time 7:30 PM

Contact

Vision Australia

Address Webinar, Online, National

Phone 1300 84 74 66

Email webinar@visionaustralia.org

Overview

Don’t sweat, we’ve got your books covered this summer!

Following the success of our recent Dreaming of Streaming webinar, we are hosting another webinar for our community. This time, we are focusing on top summer holiday reading tips and tricks for people who are blind or have low vision.

The webinar will be a great chance to hear some novel ideas from our expert library team about recommended summer reads. We will also cover how to access books, magazines and newspapers when on the move (or at the beach!) including through the new Vision Australia Connect app.

The webinar will be run as a panel Q&A and will be live-streamed online. Participants will be able to watch the session and ask questions live.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 2nd December, 2015
Time: This is a national event – please check your local time

  • NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
  • QLD: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • SA: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
  • NT: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
  • WA: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Online - this webinar will be live streamed over the internet.
Cost: It is free to register for this webinar. Your own internet usage charges will apply.

How to register: Registrations are now open but limited places are available. To register for the Vision Australia webinar, enter your details in the online form here. We will send you information on how to join the webinar via email.

Panellists

Our 4 Vision Australia panellists for the Summer Holiday Reading webinar will bring their passion for reading and technological expertise to the conversation.

Anne Ford

Community Engagement Librarian, Vision Australia

Anne Ford has worked for the Vision Australia Library for almost 5 years. As a Community Engagement Librarian, Anne is able to share her passion for reading and her wealth of experience as a librarian when promoting the library. She spends her time talking to library members about their reading preferences and providing information on the resources that enable people with a print disability to remain up-to-date readers. As a person with low vision, Anne uses technology such as Zoom Text, the Victor Reader Stream, iPhone, iPad and Kindle devices to access her favourite reading materials. Anne has always got at least one book on the go.

Anthea Taylor

Manager of Vision Australia Library Services

As a qualified librarian, Anthea Taylor is passionate about equity and ease of access to information and reading materials. Following fifteen years in public libraries, 2 years at a London secondary school and three years in a Victorian TAFE, Anthea came to Vision Australia in 2013 to manage the Vision Australia Information Library Services. When not at work, one of Anthea’s guilty pleasures is putting her feet up and getting engrossed in a good a book when she should be doing other things.

Jamie Kelly

Online Training & Support Officer, Vision Australia

Jamie Kelly has worked with the Vision Australia Library since 1991. As a member of the i-Access helpdesk support team, Jamie demonstrates Vision Australia services, provides technical support on the online catalogue and DAISY playback devices to library members, and assists with testing and developing the library’s websites and DAISY technology. Jamie is blind and uses a variety of adaptive technology, including Jaws and refreshable braille, to keep up with his reading. Away from work Jamie is an Australian radio historian, sometimes radio broadcaster and a keen record collector.

Stephen Jolley

Vision Australia Library Ambassador and radio host

Stephen Jolley has had a long career in supporting people who are blind or have low vision. His work includes establishing Vision Australia Radio networks, hosting Talking Vision and writing our client email newsletter, For Your Info. Following his retirement earlier this year, Stephen now volunteers with Vision Australia in a number of roles, including as a Library Ambassador. This role allows him to share his knowledge and passion for accessing reading material. Himself blind, Stephen is also leading a petition to demand audio description on Australian TV and has recently been recognised, through a Vision Australia award, for his long contribution to the blind and low vision community.

Register for the Vision Australia webinar here
Any questions? Email us at webinar@visionaustralia.org

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