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01 Aug

Good news continues for Indigenous eye health with program extension

Brien Holden Vision Institute is pleased to announce the Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training. Read more →

27 Jul

Greater certainty and choice at Victorian elections

Thanks to changes to the Electoral Legislation Act passed in the Victorian Parliament yesterday, voters who are blind or have low vision will now have greater electronic voting choices and certainty. Read more →

24 Jul

First female recipient for prestigious vision medal

Optometry Australia has announced that Sydney optometrist Professor Fiona Stapleton has been named the 2018 recipient of the organisation’s prestigious H Barry Collin Research Medal. Read more →

13 Jul

Peak health groups welcome government funding for new National Diabetes Eye Screening Program to prevent blindness

Leading diabetes and eye health groups today applauded the Australian Government funding announcement for a new national diabetes eye screening program to reduce vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. Read more →

08 Jul

Failure to detect type 2 diabetes early costing $700 million per year

Diabetes Australia has warned that failure to implement a comprehensive national type 2 diabetes early detection program could be costing the Australian health system more than $700 million each year. Read more →

28 Jun

New Program to Improve Access to Print Materials

It has just been announced that VisAbility is one of two service providers to be included in the Federal Government’s Print Disability Services Program for 2018-2021. Read more →

28 Jun

Building Better Beginnings with Braille

On Tuesday 20 March, the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) and VisAbility launched the Baby Ways Touch and Feel Backpacks in celebration of World Storytelling Day. The new backpacks are a result of a five year collaboration ensuring that all Western Australian newborns receive free, accessible and tactile reading resources.  Read more →

25 Jun

Vision impairment expert recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Dr Frances Gentle AO was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for her service to those with vision loss in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Dr Gentle works as a lecturer in vision impairment at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Renwick Centre, a leading centre for research and professional studies in the field of education for children with sensory disabilities. Read more →

19 Jun

Partnership puts new focus on sensory disabilities

In a first for Macquarie University and Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), a new partnership has been established to foster research and professional studies in the field of education for people with sensory disabilities.   Read more →

13 Jun

Members and stakeholders invited to participate in workshops aimed at taking control of the future of optometry

Optometry Australia is inviting all members and sector stakeholders to attend one of seven Optometry 2040 workshops being held in capital cities throughout Australia. Read more →

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