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Bringing rural eye health into focus

Bringing rural eye health into focus

Brandon Ah Tong

Brandon Ah Tong, Director of Advocacy and Policy blogs about the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin and his three key learnings. Read more →

Improvement still needed in accessibility

Improvement still needed in accessibility

David Woodbridge

On Global Accessibility Day, Adaptive Technology Consultant, David Woodbridge, reflects on where accessibility is at in Australia and where it still needs to go. Read more →

NDIS safeguards and access to information vital for blind or vision impaired people

NDIS safeguards and access to information vital for blind or vision impaired people

Sarah Davies

Last week, Vision 2020 Australia provided input to the Department of Social Services consultation on the Quality and Safeguarding Framework for the NDIS. Sarah Davis explorse the key points made in the submission.  Read more →

Eye health intervention is a savvy investment

Eye health intervention is a savvy investment

Jodie Bell

In the lead up to the Federal Government Budget next month, Vision 2020 Australia is asking the Australian Government to promote economic growth in the region by investing in eye health and vision care. Jodie Bell talks in more detail about what's inside the Vision 2020 Australia budget proposal. Read more →

Shaping policy that better reflects how we live

Shaping policy that better reflects how we live

Brandon Ah Tong

In the fifth and final installment in the Leadership Inspiring Change blog series, Vision 2020 Australia's own Director of Policy and Advocacy, Brandon Ah Tong, talks about how living with disabiltiy has helped him understand the importance policy that better reflects how we live and addresses the needs of individuals. Read more →

Addressing inequality to improve eye health

Addressing inequality to improve eye health

Dr Hessom Razavi

Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: Dr Hessom Razavi talks about motivated him to to become an ophthalmoligist and how he uses his skills to address inequallity and improve eye health in remote Indigenous communities.  Read more →

Dedicated to closing the gap for vision

Dedicated to closing the gap for vision

Shannon Peckham

Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: Shannon Peckham, Australia's first Indigenous woman to graduate in Optometry, writes about volunteering in remote Indigenous communities and what it means to her to be a leader who is inspiring change. Read more →

Improving the eye health of my country

Improving the eye health of my country

Samuel Koim

Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: PNG Eye Care Senior Manager, Samuel Koim, reflexcts on how he got to where he is to day and why he is so passionate about improving the eye health for all Papua New Guineans.  Read more →

Smashing stereotypes about people with disabilities

Smashing stereotypes about people with disabilities

Dr Jessica Gallagher

In the first of the Leadership Inspiring Change blog series, Dr Jessica Gallagher writes about how being a paralymian helps her change people’s perceptions on what is possible. Read more →

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Dee Tumino

There appears to be a worrying mismatch between what non-English speaking Victorians understand about eye health and the actions they take to preserve their vision, according to the results of a recent research project that the Vision Initiative team commissioned. Read more →

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