I recently had the privilege of representing Vision 2020 Australia at the Roundtable Conference on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities. With this year’s theme being “Universal Access: Pathways to an Equitable Future”, I reflected on my travel from Melbourne to Sydney that, as a blind person living in Australia in 2023, I have […]
The 6th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NATSIEHC) Conference took place on 24-26 May 2022 on Larrakia country. It’s the first time that the conference has been designed and overseen by an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Leadership Group (co-chaired by Shaun Tatipata and Anne-Marie Banfield), which shaped its theme, program and […]
Vision Australia’s national assistive technology advisor David Woodbridge has helped thousands of people overcome their technology fears.
One of the biggest milestones in your life is buying your first home. For Richard, who has Fraser syndrome, it’s an achievement that means more than most. Richard has a rare recessive gene disorder, has just 6% vision and uses a hearing implant (a bone-anchored hearing aid). At 20-years-old, he’s bought an apartment with his […]
Being a teenager is tough at the best of times, but imagine navigating your way through your teen years while losing your sight to cataract. Alexcis is a 13-year-old boy from the island of Siargao in the Philippines. For two years, he had been going to school, only to sit in class and listen. With […]
When he was growing up, Seta did not ever imagine he would one day experience life with a disability. At age 17, he suddenly lost his vision and everything changed. “The world became different to me. More unjust, more unwelcoming, unfriendly, excluding. I had to work twice if not three times as hard,” he says. […]
As we mark International Women’s Day for 2021, it’s important to be reminded that around the globe, blindness and vision loss continues to impact women at greater rates than men. In industrialised countries this is largely because women live longer than men, but in non-industrialised settings, it is often because women do not get to […]
The VisAbility building in Victoria Park in Perth is one of seventy venues throughout WA to be selected as a voting station as well as an early voting centre in the WA state general election.
World Sight Day is on Thursday 8 October, and we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary. Vision 2020 Australia began in the year 2000, when key organisations from the eye health and vision care sector came together create a united, cooperative peak body to prevent avoidable blindness, enhance eye care delivery and better meet the needs of people […]
Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan was released in August 2019. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt launched the Plan with a speech at the National Press Club.