Vision Australia was one of a number of sector organisations to lobby the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) to ensure it lived up to its promise to make information available in accessible formats. The agency has recently announced that plans are now available in braille, audio, large print and electronic formats.
Vision Australia was recently invited to speak to the ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 ACT election. The kiosks provided for people who are blind or have low vision to vote at the election compromised people's voting privacy.
In the latest Advocate podcast, we talk about our reommendations to the Committee for Education, Employment and Training at the recent public hearing into school to work transiton.
In the latest Advocate podcast, we talk about our new Building Stronger Futures employment program which will support young people living with blindness or low vision to become job-ready.
Frances Keyland presents Reader Recommended - A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Attwood. Published almost 20 years ago it is back on the best seller list ahead of the upcoming mini-series. The novel tells a powerful story set against a dystopian future that many say is not too far away.
The employment rate of people with disability in the Australian Public Sector has been in steady decline since the late 1990’s. In the latest Advocate podcast we discuss our plans for lobbying government to improve this situation.