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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 →

09 Dec

New Vision Australia look reflects person-centred approach

Vision Australia, Australia’s largest provider of disability services for people who are blind or low vision, has recently launched its new brand to demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to putting its clients at the centre of everything it does.  Read more →

03 Dec

New technology drives an accessible content future

An innovative toolbar that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word has been launched, on International Day of People with Disability. Read more →

09 Sep

Push for audio description gathers momentum

Representatives of Vision Australia, along with a number of people who are blind or have low vision, met MPs in Canberra today to demonstrate audio description and lobby for its inclusion on Australian TV. Read more →

12 Feb

The blind must lead the blind

Vision Australia calls on the Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison to immediately return funding to Blind Citizens Australia (BCA). Read more →

11 Jun

Eye health leaders star in the Queen’s Birthday Awards

The Queen's Birthday 2014 Honours List, announced by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) on 9 June, included a number of esteemed colleagues from the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

08 May

Two Australian leaders who are blind recognised with international award

Vision Australia congratulates, Deputy Chair Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum and General Manager Advocacy and Engagement, Maryanne Diamond on being announced as recipients of the international 2014 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards. Read more →

01 Apr

Leading the way at VISION2014

Plenty of interesting discussions on eye health are in full swing at the 11th International Conference on Low Vision which kicked off at the Melbourne Convention Centre yesterday. Read more →

20 Mar

Parliamentary Friends for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast

On 19 March, Vision 2020 Australia hosted a Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast at Parliament House, in Canberra. The event was a great success attracting over 95 guests–including 18 members of parliament from both sides of the house. Special guests included former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) and Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read more →

14 Mar

NDIS amendments give relief to older Australians who are blind or vision impaired

Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck has welcomed the Government’s announcement to amend the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) Bill to ensure people over the age of 65 have access to disability support. Read more →

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