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08 Aug 2012
In the program for the week of June 25, we catch up with vision impaired S13 swimmer Prue Watt as she prepares for her London return to the Paralympic stage. Also, we have the latest with what's happening to ensure people with vision loss are able to access digital television.
08 Aug 2012
The cricket season in Australia is over but the interest in blind cricket takes no break with the national team preparing for an Ashes contest in the UK in June. We speak this week with two members of the Australian squad and with a young woman who reflects on her first season of club cricket. Also, we speak with an outstanding vision impaired Paralympic swimmer who has recently broken a world record.
08 Aug 2012
One of the most important activists in the history of disability in Australia was Matilda (Tilly) Aston.
08 Aug 2012
Vision Australia's AGM is an opportunity to get a snapshot of the past year - the challenges and the high points. This year Gerard talked about the National Disability Insurance Scheme - how we are endeavouring to understand the proposed implications and be prepared for a scheme that has the potential to change the landscape for all of us.
08 Aug 2012
Vision Australia was sad to hear of the recent passing of Esme Weldon Dunell MBE. Esme was a much-loved personality at the former Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind School where she was Matron for 17 years.
08 Aug 2012
Today, Vision Australia launched a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which aims to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are blind, or have low vision will have access to culturally sensitive services.
08 Aug 2012
Vision Australia would like to congratulate the following winners of our 2012 Dickinson Literary Awards.
08 Aug 2012
This edition hosted by Stephen Jolley, reviews the May 26 meeting of the CRC and contains informing and interesting conversations with people involved with Vision Australia's various Client Consultative bodies.
08 Aug 2012
Susie made contact with Vision Australia and, through the support of a Quality Living Group she regained her confidence and effervescent personality.
03 Aug 2012
The Centre for Eye Research Australia has found that more than half of the people presenting to the emergency department for eye damage caused by metal fragments were not wearing eye safety glasses at the time of their accident.