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01 Aug

Online program for glaucoma diagnosis

The Australian College of Optometry has released the first in a planned series of unique online programs for optometrists, starting with the Glaucoma self-Assessment Program, ACO-GAP. Read more →

27 Jul

CBA to become our most disability-friendly bank, unless you’re blind

While Blind Citizens Australia congratulates the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on making its facilities more accessible for people with disability, the bank still has 75,000 devices in retail outlets that are not accessible to people who are blind or vision impaired. Read more →

06 Jul

Call to raise vital funds for medical eye research

Every year in Australia, more than 1,600 children are diagnosed with significant vision impairment – an average of four children a day whose lives will change forever. Read more →

22 May

Caring Australians lose sight of their own eye health

New research, commissioned by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and released in time with Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, reveals people aged 50 to 64 are placing their vision at risk and could be jeopardising their ability to care for others. Read more →

26 Apr

Guide Dogs taking the lead to improve accommodation access for vision impaired

To mark International Guide Dog Day, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has launched an education campaign to improve guide dog access rights. Read more →

07 Apr

Australian government announces new television audio description working group

The Australian Government has set up a working group to expand audio description services in a move welcomed by the blindness and low vision sector.  Read more →

06 Apr

Actioning Towards 2020 strategic action planning sessions

Vision 2020 Australia is hosting its facilitated event, Actioning Towards 2020, in Melbourne on Thursday 22 June 2017. Read more →

04 Apr

Every child should have an eye exam, but millions don’t have access to the glasses they need

A new global campaign is helping to ensure that every child, everywhere, has access to the eye care they need.  Read more →

21 Mar

Disability groups stand together against transport cuts

National and state disability groups unite to campaign against proposed cuts to the Mobility Allowance for people with disability. Read more →

12 Mar

New campaign aims to unearth 150,000 Aussies unknowingly living with sight-stealing disease

Despite being the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness, only half of Aussies know about glaucoma. Read more →

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