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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 →

01 Jun

Australian scientists discover that a common virus resides in healthy eyes and triggers long-lasting inflammation

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) have discovered that contrary to expectations, a common virus triggers long-lasting inflammation in the eyes of hosts with a healthy immune system. Read more →

28 May

Australians missing out on audio description

Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield continues Australia’s shameful track record of keeping Australians who are blind or vision-impaired waiting to find out when they will have the right to enjoy the full experience of television which sighted viewers take for granted. Read more →

28 May

Urgent action on out-of-pocket expenses required for private health to remain viable

Private Healthcare Australia Chief Executive Dr Rachel David has called for a whole-of-sector commitment to increase transparency and tackle escalating out-of-pocket costs faced by consumers in the private health sector.  Read more →

23 May

Glaucoma Now has a new home – in Australia

Continuing Medical Education publication Glaucoma Now has a new home and from May 2018 is now hosted by Glaucoma Australia.  Previously hosted in Europe the online publication has moved down under and will continue to be distributed worldwide. Read more →

11 May

Novartis Australia welcomes the Turnbull Government’s continued budget commitment to medical innovation and research

Novartis is encouraged that Turnbull Government continues to invest in the PBS, providing Australian patients access to the latest innovations in medicine. Read more →

09 May

Diabetes Australia welcomes additional funding for insulin pumps

Up to 280 children and young people with type 1 diabetes will be able to access fully subsidised insulin pumps thanks to a significant expansion of the Insulin Pump Program announced in the 2018-19 Federal Budget. Read more →

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