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19 Sep 2019
The All About Food Telelink group was treated to something special recently, when Ian “Herbie” Hemphill joined for a chat about all things herbs and spices.
19 Sep 2019
A unique art exhibition in Gosford is set to bring together the region’s sighted and blind and low vision communities. Organised by Vision Australia and Gosford Regional Gallery, the Through My Eyes exhibition will feature works of art from artists who are blind or have low vision, as well as those who are fully sighted.
18 Sep 2019
Moving from high school to tertiary education or from education to the work place can stressful experiences. In the next of our Facebook Live sessions, we’ll explore these transitions with a panel made up people who are experienced in navigating them while living with blindness or low vision.
11 Sep 2019
Vision Australia close the doors on its three Victorian op shop locations through late 2019 and early 2020. Vision Australia has made a decision to refocus on its core mission of providing specialised services to people who are blind or have low vision and as a result will close the Rye, Somerville and Bentleigh stores at the end of their respective lease periods.
30 Aug 2019
“An overwhelming and marvellous experience” is how singer Ria Andriani described her first National Braille Music Camp in 2007. Today the Indonesian-born Ria is a member of the Sydney Chamber Choir and a choral scholar at a busy church in Sydney. She also works as a braille music transcriber and proof-reader with Vision Australia.
29 Aug 2019
A new group is giving women who are blind or have low vision the chance to connect with each other, share experiences, and learn about making life easier at home and in the community. Vision Australia’s Quality Living Group for women is an eight-week workshop conducting sessions on women’s health, fitness, safety, emotional wellbeing, and household tasks.
28 Aug 2019
Vision Australia’s new cookery classes at 14 Barrett Street, Kensington are teaching people how to cook and prepare food safely as well as inspiring participants with great recipes.
27 Aug 2019
Lynne Wastell’s colourful still-life painting Things in My House has been chosen as the cover for Vision Australia’s 2020 Extra Large Print Calendar, and will also feature on a range of cards and tea-towels.
27 Aug 2019
“Oh well, time to get on with it.” That’s what Teressa Andrews told herself when a sudden deterioration of her vision left her with just light perception in both eyes in her 30s. 
21 Aug 2019
It represented a big change, but with Vision Australia’s help Brad Chapman is making the most of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).