Funding boost for accessible formats

15 May 2018

Vision Australia is thrilled to be able to continue to produce alternative formats of printed and digital material to meet the needs of people with print disability, including people who are blind or have low vision.

Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announced Vision Australia will be one of two organisations to share in $5.7 million of funding from the Print Disability Services Program 2018-2021 to produce and convert materials into Braille, large print, tactical graphics and e-text, as well as audio files and DAISY readers.

VA General Manager Commercial and National Services David Speyer said that this funding is a great win for people who have a print disability.

“For more than 150 years, Vision Australia has assisted Australians and information providers to communicate effectively with people with a print disability,” Mr Speyer said.

“We are pleased to be able to continue the great work that we do in producing and converting materials into people’s preferred alternative formats. We are passionate about equal access to information and services for all Australians and believe in removing barriers for people with a print disability.

“We know that the ability to receive reading materials and information in preferred formats enables independence which is an integral part of our mission to help people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose."

Learn more about Vision Australia’s Print Accessibility team here or by emailing printaccess@visionaustralia.org.