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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 →

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 →

16 Feb

CERA looks to the promise of driverless vehicles

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has revealed it is looking to collaborate with companies, industry, and peak bodies in the development of autonomous vehicle systems. 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 →

01 Apr

New website shines a light on vision loss

With the incidence of vision loss increasing, a new website, www.visionloss.com.au, was launched today to enable people affected to know how and where to access services as quickly as possible. Read more →

12 Feb

Diabetes trial participants needed

Last November, CERA released the Out of Sight report which identified that diabetes affects approximately one million Australian adults. The number is expected to double by the year 2025, posing major public health and economic concerns. However, little is known whether blood vessel dysfunction in the eye, which causes vision loss in people with diabetes, is due to the effects of high blood glucose (sugar) or an indirect result of chronic cell damage. Read more →

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