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21 Sep

Professor Keith Martin announced as CERA’s next Managing Director

The Board of the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Keith Martin as Managing Director of CERA and Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne.

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12 Sep

Microsoft launches navigation app, Soundscape, in partnership with Vision Australia

Microsoft Australia and Vision Australia have announced the availability of Soundscape, a new application that empowers people who are blind or have low vision to explore the world around them through a 3D audio experience.

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01 Aug

Good news continues for Indigenous eye health with program extension

Brien Holden Vision Institute is pleased to announce the Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training.

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27 Jul

Greater certainty and choice at Victorian elections

Thanks to changes to the Electoral Legislation Act passed in the Victorian Parliament yesterday, voters who are blind or have low vision will now have greater electronic voting choices and certainty.

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24 Jul

First female recipient for prestigious vision medal

Optometry Australia has announced that Sydney optometrist Professor Fiona Stapleton has been named the 2018 recipient of the organisation’s prestigious H Barry Collin Research Medal.

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13 Jul

Peak health groups welcome government funding for new National Diabetes Eye Screening Program to prevent blindness

Leading diabetes and eye health groups today applauded the Australian Government funding announcement for a new national diabetes eye screening program to reduce vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes.

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08 Jul

Failure to detect type 2 diabetes early costing $700 million per year

Diabetes Australia has warned that failure to implement a comprehensive national type 2 diabetes early detection program could be costing the Australian health system more than $700 million each year.

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28 Jun

New Program to Improve Access to Print Materials

It has just been announced that VisAbility is one of two service providers to be included in the Federal Government’s Print Disability Services Program for 2018-2021.

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28 Jun

Building Better Beginnings with Braille

On Tuesday 20 March, the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) and VisAbility launched the Baby Ways Touch and Feel Backpacks in celebration of World Storytelling Day. The new backpacks are a result of a five year collaboration ensuring that all Western Australian newborns receive free, accessible and tactile reading resources. 

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25 Jun

Vision impairment expert recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Dr Frances Gentle AO was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for her service to those with vision loss in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Dr Gentle works as a lecturer in vision impairment at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Renwick Centre, a leading centre for research and professional studies in the field of education for children with sensory disabilities.

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