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03 Oct

Vision Initiative Whittlesea Launch

Vision Initative launch expansion to program to include an additional six local government areas including: Bass Coast, Central Goldfields, Glenelg, Hepburn, Moira and Whittlesea.  Read more →

25 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia supports call to the Minister for Social Services over NDIS accessibility

Vision 2020 Australia would like to thank Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert for drawing attention to the fact that many people who are blind or vision impaired have been unable to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Read more →

05 Oct

Australians encouraged to snap for sight on World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia is asking Australians to 'snap for sight' this World Sight Day by posting images, video or audio files that capture a moment on social media, using alternative text (alt text) and the #snapforsight hashtag.  Read more →

08 Oct

Australians urged to snap for sight this World Sight Day

Australians are still not doing enough to look after their sight but a new campaign is hoping to change this by encouraging more people to get their eyes tested. Read more →

26 Aug

Study shows blind looking at longer waiting times for services

A new survey has found that Australians who are blind or vision impaired are experiencing longer wait times for low vision services with signs that this is expected to worsen. Read more →

09 Oct

Slide on sunnies and save your sight this World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia and SunSmart are calling on Victorians to slide on their sunglasses and join in the global efforts to stop avoidable blindness, as today marks World Sight Day. Read more →

09 Oct

New eye health resources launched on World Sight Day set sights on non-English speaking Victorians

When it comes to having eye tests, non-English speaking residents rank among the lowest in the state. But a suite of new materials being launched today on World Sight Day by the Minister for Health, David Davis, as part of Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative eye health program is targeting non-English speaking Victorians in a bid to encourage them to get an eye test.   Read more →

17 Jul

Australian-first survey gets green light to tackle blindness and vision impairment

Australia is one step closer to eliminating blindness and vision impairment following a Federal Government funding announcement for a major survey that will map the prevalence of eye conditions nationally. Read more →

19 Jun

Amanda Vanstone announced as new Chair of Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia is proud to announce the election of the Hon Amanda Vanstone as Chair of Vision 2020 Australia. Read more →

01 Apr

Senate report one step closer to clarifying the future of Australia’s foreign aid program

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the recent Senate report into Australia’s overseas aid program. The report contains a number of recommendations that, if adopted, would provide a clear roadmap for the future of Australia’s international development program. Read more →

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