Have you faced discrimination as a result of being blind or having low vision and weren't sure how to respond?
Being equipped with the right skills and knowledge when responding to discrimination is important.
Join Vision Australia's Stand Up for Your Rights webinar to hear our advocacy experts provide top tips and real life examples of how people who are blind or have low vision can 'stand up for their rights'.
This is an online event where you can ask our experts questions in real time. You can stream the webinar from your smartphone, tablet or computer, or listen in on your landline.
Stand up For Rights Webinar
When: Wednesday 26 June, 2019
Time: 6:30pm NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS/QLD; SA 6pm NT 6pm; WA 4:30pm
Cost: Free (your own data or call charges will apply)
Book your place: Please register your details.
After you register, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to join the event. Please note that if you are joining the event online, you may need to follow the prompts to install Zoom.
Sarah Hartley - Vision Australia advocacy advisor
Sarah is a lawyer and has worked in state government across areas including access and equity, adult community education and contract management. She has also worked in community legal centres.
At Vision Australia, Sarah provides support and advice to individuals facing barriers to participation in the community due to their blindness and low vision. In addition, she works with the Vision Australia advocacy and engagement team to address system wide barriers in the community.
Susan Thompson - Vision Australia advocacy advisor
Susan is based in Sydney has been an advocacy advisor with Vision Australia for more than 11 years, following 20 years with the Australian Broadcasting Authority.
Susan has been blind all her life and prior to joining Vision Australia’s Advocacy team, cut her teeth in advocacy through her long involvement with Blind Citizens Australia from a young age.
Janet Renew - Vision Australia advocacy advisor
Janet joined Vision Australia’s Advocacy team in 2016 after working as a lawyer for 20 years in government and private practice in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Based in Queensland, Janet works with people who are blind or have low vision when they have been discriminated against due to their disability, including supporting clients when they appear before the Anti-Discrimination Commission and represents Vision Australia at key transport committees.