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International conference focuses attention on low vision

International conference focuses attention on low vision

Jennifer Gersbeck

Last week hundreds of members of the global low vision community converged in Melbourne for the 11th International Conference on Low Vision. Read more →

Finding their way–Orientation and Mobility Training in Timor-Leste

Finding their way–Orientation and Mobility Training in Timor-Leste

Lyndal Rowlands

In Timor-Leste people with a disability continue to face many barriers to social and economic inclusion. The Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons, through the Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium, has been delivering Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training courses in Timor-Leste since 2010 to help people who are blind or have low vision to increase their safety and independence. Read more →

DisabilityCare Australia: Substantial steps but an age hurdle remains

DisabilityCare Australia: Substantial steps but an age hurdle remains

Jennifer Gersbeck

With the imminent commencement of DisabililtyCare Australia on 1 July, it seems timely to take a moment to think about how far Australia has come since the concept of a lifetime of support for people with disabilities was introduced in 2010. Read more →

Have an eye test……it’s on my ‘to do list’ somewhere.

Have an eye test……it’s on my ‘to do list’ somewhere.

Courtney Saville

To be honest, I probably had an inkling that I needed glasses. Well, it had at least crossed my mind that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get my eyes tested. But did I? The short answer is no.  Read more →

Interview with Karen Hayes Chief Executive Officer, Guide Dogs Victoria

Interview with Karen Hayes Chief Executive Officer, Guide Dogs Victoria

Karen Hayes

Karen Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of Guide Dogs Victoria talks about her experiences in the eye health and vision care sector and her passion for the work of Guide Dogs Victoria. Read more →

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