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Vision Australia is excited to announce its 2021 Telelink winter webinar series!

Join the Vision Australia Telelink team and explore the lives of three very special guests this July – all from the warmth and comfort of home!

Each webinar session will be held via Zoom and run for an hour in a Q&A format with our special guests Matt Levy OAM (July 5), Tyson Yunkaporta (July 19) and Wanda Díaz-Merced (July 26).

Telelink winter webinar series: Matt Levy OAM

Matt Levy is an Australian Paralympic swimming champion and author who was born with Cerebral Palsy and who is legally blind.

Matt has represented Australia at four consecutive Paralympic Games, winning two gold, one silver and four bronze medals. He will be competing at this year’s Tokyo Paralympic Games. Matt is also the reigning Commonwealth Games champion in the men’s 50m freestyle S7 and the current S7 world record holder in the men’s 200m freestyle.

He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to sport in the 2014 Australia Day honours. Outside the pool, Matt is the author of ‘Keeping Your Head Above Water: Inspirational Insights from a Champion’ and a member of a number of advisory and leadership teams to Australia’s Commonwealth and Paralympic organisations.

Registrations are now closed.

Telelink winter webinar series: Tyson Yunkaporta

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. He is the author of ‘Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World’, a remarkable book about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s cat.

Tyson looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?

Registrations are now closed.

Telelink winter webinar series: Wanda Díaz-Merced

Wanda Díaz-Merced is an astronomer best known for using the process of sonification to enable the study of space through sound.

Losing her sight in her early twenties, Wanda developed new ways to study stellar radiation that were accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Discovering she could use sound to detect patterns in radio data that could potentially be obscured or missed in visual and graphical representations, Wanda has become a leader in increasing equality of access to astronomy and has been included in the BBC’s list of the seven most trailblazing women in science.

Registrations are now closed.

Participating in a webinar

All Telelink webinars 60-minute online event where you can ask our special guests questions in real-time. You can stream the webinars from your smartphone, tablet or computer, or listen in on your landline.

Our guest is keen to answer questions you may have. Please send them to [email protected]. You will also be able to ask questions via email or through Zoom during the webinar.

More information

For more information, email [email protected].