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Jess Gallagher talks about World Sight Day

Jess Gallagher talks about World Sight Day

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Jess Gallagher talks about World Sight Day, making vision count and how the ability for people who are blind or vision impaired to participate in society has changed for the better thanks to technology. 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 →

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 →

Making connections: Cambodia and Vietnam

Making connections: Cambodia and Vietnam

Damian Facciolo

Connect: a simple word, but a very valuable concept in the context of a three-country development project being delivered at multiple locations and with different priorities. Read more →

Q&A with Sheila O’Sullivan

Q&A with Sheila O’Sullivan

Sheila O'Sullivan

Vision 2020 Australia talks to Professor Sheila O’Sullivan about her dynamic career in strategic political communications, passion for social justice, lecturing commitments and her current role as Chair of the Vision Initiative Steering Committee. Read more →

Living with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Living with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Brandon Ah Tong

Brandon Ah Tong Director of Policy and Advocacy at Vision 2020 Australia blogs about his journey with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Read more →

What’s happening in foreign aid? A brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector

What’s happening in foreign aid? A brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector

Courtney Saville

Just last week, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee released a report from the Inquiry into Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program. Here is a brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector. Read more →

Improving the health & wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Improving the health & wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Jaki Adams-Barton

Jaki Adams-Barton, new Chair of the Vision 2020 Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee, blogs about her work as Manager of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Indigenous Australia Program and her commitment to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more →

2013 sector highlights from the CEO

2013 sector highlights from the CEO

Jennifer Gersbeck

This year has been an eventful and productive one for the sector. The lead up to the Federal Election was an opportune time to come together as a sector and bolster advocacy efforts, and the success of this collaboration can be seen in the many highlights throughout 2013. 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 →

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