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Talking Vision Now: Your Story Disability Support Service

Talking Vision Now: Your Story Disability Support Service

January 29, 2021

Your Story Disability Legal Support is a national service specifically established to offer free legal advice to people wishing to make a submission Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).

 

We chat with lawyer, Michelle Bowler and the specific ways the service can assist people. 

Belong to support VAR audio described simulcast of Carols by Candlelight.

Belong to support VAR audio described simulcast of Carols by Candlelight.

December 11, 2020

Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight will this year be simulcast complete with audio description, on the Vision Australia Radio network from 7pm on Christmas Eve.

Tune in for our ‘Countdown to Carols’ preview shows on Saturday 12 December at 7:30pm AEDT (9:00pm Adelaide) and the same times on Saturday 19 December and from 7pm Christmas Eve with a one hour pre-program featuring interviews, music and more followed at 8pm with the entire event audio described live on your local Vision Australia Radio AM/FM service, on VAR Digital (DAB+) and online at www.varadio.org

This year Belong is our major sponsor of the Vision Australia Radio simulcast who are proudly behind audio description for Aussies with a print disability. Audio description paints an image of transitions, movements, gestures, neatly woven between on-stage dialogue, allowing people who are blind or have low vision to enjoy this great event. 

In this podcast, Kelly Shultz, head of Brand and Marketing at Belong, shares why the brand is behind audio description and this years simulcast of everyone's favorite Christmas event.

Highlight: Vision Australia Radio’s Countdown to Carols. Ron Hooton, Vision Australia CEO

Highlight: Vision Australia Radio’s Countdown to Carols. Ron Hooton, Vision Australia CEO

December 11, 2020

Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight will this year be simulcast complete with audio description, on the Vision Australia Radio network from 7pm on Christmas Eve.

Tune in for our ‘Countdown to Carols’ preview shows on Saturday 12 December at 7:30pm AEDT (9:00pm Adelaide) and the same times on Saturday 19 December and from 7pm Christmas Eve with a one hour pre-program featuring interviews, music and more followed at 8pm with the entire event audio described live on your local Vision Australia Radio AM/FM service, on VAR Digital (DAB+) and online at www.varadio.org

In this podcast, Ron Hooton, Vision Australia chief executive officer, shares why Carols by Candlelight is such an important event and why we hope the community gets behind it again this year.

Belong is major sponsor Vision Australia Radio's simulcast who are proudly behind audio description for Aussies with a print disability. 

Talking Vision Now: LEAP youth program

Talking Vision Now: LEAP youth program

November 30, 2020

Sam Colley chats with Claire Nolan about Vision Australia's youth leadership program  LEAP (Learn Engage, Act, Perform).

The program seeks to enable young people (14 to 17 years of age) who are blind or have low vision to develop skills toward a vocational outcome.

 

Talking Vision Now: No Limits

Talking Vision Now: No Limits

November 23, 2020

There are some subjects which are felt to be too awkward or embarrassing to ever get talked about in a straightforward and open way.

Instead, we skirt around them because we think we should know all the facts. Or we suppose that someone else has covered the topic – and much better than we ever could.

Subjects like sex, dating, personal care, style, safety, nutrition, periods, starting a family, having ‘that’ conversation with the kids… you get the idea.

Things we might feel are ‘off limits’.

We know from our community that people really want to know more on these so-called off-limits subjects.

As such, Vision Australia is developing ‘Nothing’s Off Limits’: a series of podcasts where experts and people with lived experience will sit down and discuss the topics we love to avoid but absolutely need to talk about.

And, as the name suggests, nothing will be off limits and you can have your say. Listen to the program and/or visit the Vision Australia Radio web page  here 

Talking Vision Now: Graeme Innes AO and Aira Explorer

Talking Vision Now: Graeme Innes AO and Aira Explorer

November 23, 2020

Lawyer and disability activist Graeme Innes AO discusses the new monthly Aira Explorer calls. 

Talking Vision Now celebrates World Sight Day

Talking Vision Now celebrates World Sight Day

October 8, 2020

In celebration of World Sight Day, Felix librarian, Sarah Bloredorn, chats with children’s book writer Susan Gervay about her book The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses.

 

Sammy has to wear glasses. His parents, teacher, family are happy for Sammy, because life is no longer blurry. So, the great miscommunication begins. The superhero is still heroic, funny, determined as he uses clever tactics and quick thinking to stay on top. But he’s losing his special powers, as he feels no-one hears or sees him at home and at school. Sammy’s self-esteem plummets, until there’s a crisis where Sammy is alone, wearing his big blue glasses.

The CERA podcast

The CERA podcast

September 21, 2020

In 2019, CERA Principal Investigator  Dr Raymond Wong led a team of Australian researchers that developed the world’s most detailed retinal gene atlas.

The group examined the complex genetic sequences behind more than 20,000 individual retinal cells. 

By creating this genetic map, researchers can better understand what enables cells to function and contribute to healthy vision, and what genetic signals cause a cell to stop functioning and lead to vision loss. 

Talking Vision Now Episode 10 How technology can assist dog guide mobility

Talking Vision Now Episode 10 How technology can assist dog guide mobility

September 18, 2020

Vision Australia's lead technology advisor, Damian McMorrow, chats about  Seeing Eye Dogs upcoming webinar on the role of technology in supporting dog guide mobility. 

Advice for wearing a mask

Advice for wearing a mask

July 23, 2020

As of 11.59pm Wednesday, July 22, COVID-19 restrictions in the local government areas of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will require people aged over 12 years-old to wear a face covering when outside their home, with some exemptions.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer also recommends that all Victorians wear a face covering when outside their home if it is difficult for them to remain 1.5m apart from other people.

We understand some people who are blind or have low vision might find wearing and putting on a mask more challenging or confronting than others. We’ve provided this information to try make this change easier for people.

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