The Building Stronger Futures Program run by Vision Australia prepares young people aged 15-24 with blindness or low vision to be job ready. Belinda Wilson Vision Australia Building Stronger Future Program Lead tells us more.
At the heart of Carols by Candlelight are the children who are blind or have low vision. Chief Executive Officer for Vision Australia Ron Hooton shares how proceeds from the iconic event go towards much needed services.
Eye Health Hero David Woodbridge loves his job as an Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia where he helps improve the quality of life or independance of people who are blind or vision impaired through the use of adaptive technology.
A year on from the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Trial Sites, Vision 2020 Australia is hosting a series of blogs dedicated to the NDIS. In this installment Vision Australia’s Graeme Craig, General Manager NDIS Demonstration Sites, reflects on the progress so far.
Adjusting to living life with vision loss can prove to be challenging. Amanda writes an honest and heartening blog on how her mum came to terms with, and adjusted to life with severe vision loss.
Depression is a serious health concern in Australia and affects approximately 1 in 3 individuals with low vision. For a person who has a vision impairment, depression can lead to increased levels of disability, reduced quality of life and interfere with and restrict rehabilitation outcomes (such as the use of optical devices and aids).
Natalie Kaine, an Occupational Therapist based in Vision Australia’s Sydney office, blogs about using video conferencing to connect with her clients in regional and remote NSW.