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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.

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03 Dec

Kovin Naidoo appointed CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute

The board of the Brien Holden Vision Institute have announced the appointment of Professor Kovin Naidoo to the position of CEO. Professor Naidoo was appointed Interim CEO following the passing of Professor Brien Holden in July 2015.

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24 Nov

New partnership to promote awareness of glaucoma

With the total cost of glaucoma on the Australian economy rising by $120 million per year, two of Australia’s foremost professional associations have established a new partnership to increase awareness of this debilitating eye disease.

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24 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes two new Board Members

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Jane Edge and Justin Mohamed to the Board after being elected at this morning’s Annual General Meeting, bringing a greater diversity to the Vision 2020 Australia Board.

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23 Nov

Closing the gap in Indigenous eye heath is within reach

Health agencies are closer to eradicating preventable blindness in Indigenous Australians, according to an update on progress released by the University of Melbourne.

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20 Nov

‘Rat vision’ may give humans best sight of all

Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a study led by the Save Sight Institute at the University of Sydney has discovered.

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12 Nov

Diabetes surge hits every nation

Someone you know will have diabetes, but many people with diabetes don’t know they have it, according to the latest global Diabetes Atlas released for World Diabetes Day (14 November).

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11 Nov

Medical Research Future Fund commits $13 million to eye research

The Australian Government has committed nearly $13 million from the Medical Research Future Fund to eye research projects this week.

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28 Oct

Yalata and Australian Trachoma Alliance partner to eliminate trachoma

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is proud to be part of an alliance which has signed an agreement with Yalata community in South Australia to stamp out Trachoma – a leading cause of preventable blindness in a number of remote Aboriginal communities.

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27 Oct

Legislation opens more doors for assistance dogs

People with disability will benefit from improved access and streamlined services after the passing of the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Amendment Bill in the Queensland State Parliament today.

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