Jess Gallagher talks about World Sight Day, making vision count and how the ability for people who are blind or vision impaired to participate in society has changed for the better thanks to technology.
Paralympian Dr Jessica Gallagher is currently in Italy preparing for Rio, she shares her ambition of being the first Australian athlete to medal at a Summer and Winter Paralympics or Olympics and the steps she has taken to pursue her goal, including finding the perfect sport, the perfect pilot and the perfect training regime.
Vision 2020 Australia ambassador Jess Gallgher talks sport, travel, and why her philanthropic commitments mean so much.
Jess Gallagher blogs about World Sight day, not taking your eyes for granted and #snapforsight.
In the first of the Leadership Inspiring Change blog series, Dr Jessica Gallagher writes about how being a paralymian helps her change people’s perceptions on what is possible.
Personally I have experienced the loss of my sight, I am now legally blind and to know there are millions who don't have to lose their sight makes the initiative of World Sight Day even more crucial and so close to my heart.
My trip here to Vietnam with Vision 2020 Australia has already been an incredible one and we are only at day three. I have been able to experience firsthand the amazing work that has been achieved and I am incredibly excited for this journey to continue.
One of the most common questions I am asked is how do I ski given I am legally blind? Well it’s not easy but with adaptive technology I am able to get down a mountain just like anyone else.