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24 Apr

Commonwealth leaders commit to eye care for all

Heads of Commonwealth have committed to take action towards achieving access to quality eye care for all, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in London on 19 to 20 April. Read more →

21 Mar

Disability employment targets promise real opportunities for people with a disability

Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales have announced targets to increase the employment of people with a disability in the public sector. Read more →

15 Mar

Sector collaborates to close the eye health gap

Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to be blind or have vision loss than the broader population despite the eye health and vision care gap closing in recent years. Read more →

09 Mar

World Glaucoma Week: 50% of Australians living with glaucoma are undiagnosed

During World Glaucoma Week, Vision 2020 Australia would like to encourage all Australians to consider regular eye tests to ensure they are not one of the 150,000 people unknowingly living with glaucoma.  Read more →

08 Mar

Global gender imbalance in eye health highlighted this International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day Vision 2020 Australia and our member organisations highlight the global gender disparity in eye health, and the importance of maintaining accessible treatment options for all people. Read more →

14 Feb

Parliamentary event highlights importance of diverse and inclusive employment for people who are blind or have low vision

On the 12 February 2018, Vision 2020 Australia, supported by key members Blind Citizens Australia, Guide Dogs Victoria and Vision Australia hosted a parliamentary event which underscored the importance of workplace diversity and inclusion. The Parliamentary Friends Group Eye Health and Vision Care Dinner on Employment, disability and inclusive workplaces was held to advocate for increased representation of people with a disability in the workforce, particularly people who are blind or have low vision.  Read more →

08 Feb

Parliamentary event to highlight employment inequality for people who are blind or have low vision

People who are blind or have low vision face significant barriers at each stage of employment from finding a job, to keeping a job, through to re-entering the workforce after taking a break.  Vision 2020 Australia, along with its members, are holding a Parliamentary Friends Group in Canberra next week, on Disability and Employment to bring attention to this policy area with a particular focus on people who are blind or have low vision.   Read more →

28 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes banking sector review into accessible electronic payment systems

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes yesterday’s announcement that Graeme Innes AM will lead the Australian Bankers’ Association review into electronic accessibility standards Read more →

27 Nov

Australian Government called on to consider the needs of blind and vision impaired people aged 65 and over

Vision 2020 Australia has today called on the Australian Government to address barriers to services it has identified for those aged 65 and over who are blind and vision impaired. Read more →

24 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes $9.46 million to be invested into glaucoma blindness research

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes today’s announcement that the Australian Government will be investing $9.46 million into genetics research aimed at preventing glaucoma blindness. Read more →

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