Talking Vision

Let 'Talking Vision' be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision.

On this weekly radio program you can hear:

  • Discussion of issues relating to blindness and low vision
  • Stories of inspiration and achievement from people living with vision loss
  • How one can access services from Vision Australia
  • How one can become involved in assisting Vision Australia to 'make a difference' for people who are blind or have low vision

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please email talkingvision@visionaustralia.org

Keep in touch with the program through Twitter by following @talkingvision1

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Latest Program

Edition 321 for 25 May 2016

On Talking Vision this week, we introduce the Manager of the Vision Australia Radio network, Conrad Browne. Conrad loves community radio and has established a strong career. He see the service as essential in providing a voice and representation to those often ignored.

Also on the program, a special treat as Frances Keyland brings an extended Reader Recommended with three books including the much loved Australian classic Caddie.

Listen to or download program 321

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Broadcast frequencies and schedules

Vision Australia Radio

Station

Day and(s) & time(s)

5RPH Adelaide 1197 AM

& Iris Digital

Saturdays 7:00pm

Albury 101.7 FM

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30

Bendigo 88.7 FM

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30pm

Geelong 99.5 FM

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30pm

Melbourne 1179 AM

& Iris Digital

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30pm

Mildura 107.5 FM

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30pm

Shepparton 100.1 Fm

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30pm

Warragul 93.5 FM

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30pm

Warrnambool 94.5 FM

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Sundays 7:30pm

Other RPH stations

Stations

Day(s) & Time(s)

1RPH Canberra 1125 AM

 

Thursdays 3:00pm & Saturdays 8:00pm

1RPH Wagga Wagga 89.5 FM

Thursdays 3:00pm & Saturdays 8:00pm

2RPH Sydney

1224 AM, 100.5 FM & Digital

Fridays 8:30pm

2RPH Newcastle 100.5 FM

Fridays 8:30pm

4RPH Brisbane

1296 AM & Digital

Mondays 2:30pm & Tuesdays 7:30pm

6RPH Perth

990 AM and Digital

Wednesdays 3:30pm & Saturdays 9:45pm

7RPH Hobart 864 AM

Thursdays 3:00pm

7RPH Launceston 106.9 FM

Thursdays 3:00pm

Other Community Radio stations

Station

Day & Time

Voice FM

Ballarat Vic 99.9 FM

Fridays 3:00pm

Triple U FM

Shoalhaven NSW 104.5 FM

Tuesdays 9:30am

Coral Coast Radio

Bundaberg QLD 94.7 FM

Saturdays 4:00pm

My 105.9 FM

Mackay QLD

Sundays 3:30pm

My 88.0 FM

Proserpine QLD

Sundays 3:330pm

 

Pages you might like

Vision Australia Roundup (http://www.visionaustralia.org/varoundup)
(audio client newsletter)

Your Vision Australia (http://www.visionaustralia.org/yourva)
(audio magazine from the Client Representative Council)

Stephen Jolley's Favoured Live Streams (http://members.optusnet.com.au/stephenjolley/livestreams)


Older Programs

Edition 320 for 18 May 2016

National Law Week (16th – 20th May) is an annual event designed to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society.

On Talking Vision this week, lawyer and university lecturer Cameron Roles and law student Henry Macphillamy. They discuss their experiences of being blind and working in the legal sector, why they chose law and whether the law serves to protect individual rights or to enforce our responsibilities.

Listen to or download program 320

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 319 for 11 May 2016

For mother, Tanya Savva, the past seven years have been a rollercoaster ride. Independently raising her daughter Mackenzie who is blind, developmentally delayed, and with significant medical complications has been a challenging yet rewarding journey. Tanya has recently made the radical decision to provide intense therapy and home schooling to Mackenzie, now seven, for six months whilst travelling around Australia in a campervan. It is their ‘The Road Unseen’ journey and Tanya also hopes to raise awareness in local communities of people who are blind or have low vision, just like Mackenzie. Stella speaks with Tanya about Mackenzie’s own journey up until this time, the hopes she has for her daughter and the decision making process behind the trip.

We also play a song to send them on their way.

Frances Keyland is also on the program with a reader recommended.

Listen to or download program 319

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 318 for 4 May 2016

This week on Talking Vision, Gabi Hollows is the founding director of the Fred Hollows foundation and considered to be an Australian national living treasure. Earlier this year she was the inaugural recipient of the Ryman Prize, an award of $250,000 for the world’s best development or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people.

Also on the program, writer and editor of the online fanzine Dark Matter Zine, Nalini Haynes.

Listen to or download program 318

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 317 for 27 April 2016

Happy Mothers’ Day.

In honour of Mothers’ Day Stella speaks with three mothers about the specific trials and joys of motherhood when you are blind or have low vision and also the universal commonalities that all mums share.

The program features Mary Lovett mother of three adult children, Dr Theresa Smith-Ruig who has two school aged children and a two year old and first time young mother Sarah Hocking.

Listen to or download program 317

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 316 for 20 April 2016

This week on Talking Vision, 27th April is International Guide Dog Day, a day that celebrates the incredibly hard working service dogs that make a difference to many in the blindness community.

We are joined by Chris Edwards and Carmela Carey and their Seeing Eye Dogs Odie and Rosie to discuss what was the deciding factor on getting a dog, what has been the major difference in having a dog and if you need to love dogs to have a Seeing Eye Dog. They also highlight the discrimination that they have faced when out in the community with their dog.

Listen to or download program 316

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 315 for 13 April 2016

This week, Government Relations Advisor at Vision Australia, Marcus Bleechmore, demystifies the new centralised system for aged care in Australia, known as My Aged Care. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give consumers more information, choice, control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

Also on the program:

  • There’s been a couple of positive steps toward full accessibility on social media. Megan Bishop from the communications team at Vision Australia, talks about the developments and also how people can join in the conversation on Vision Australia’s social media pages.
  • We also feature an interesting piece from the BBC World Service produced by Australian Journalist Lee Kumutat and titled Why I’m Not Just Blind.
  • And there’s a reader recommended with Frances Keyland.

Listen to or download program 315

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

Edition 314 for 6 April 2016

This week on Talking Vision, Andrew Follows has a great passion for photography. Andrew has exhibited his work both here in Australia and overseas. He also has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Thanks to Digital photography however, and his Guide Dog Eamon, Andrew has been able to continue to develop his passion in surprising and innovative ways.

Also on the program, Stella speaks with Research Fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and clinical phycologist, Bonnie Sturrock about pilot of an acceptance-based guided self-help program to prevent and reduce depression in people who are blind or have low vision.

Listen to or download program 314

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 313 for 28 March 2016

This week on Talking Vision, Stella speaks with Professor Hugh Taylor AC Chair of the Harold Mitchell Foundation and also lead of the Indigenous Eye Health unit at the University of Melbourne. The unit recently received 2.5million dollars in funding (over three years) to assist in bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian eye health. Professor Taylor sheds light on the complexities of the preventable health crisis that is happening to our most marginalised citizens and what the solutions might be.

Also on the program, Frances Keyland with a reader recommended.

Listen to or download program 313

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 312 for 21 March 2016

This week on Talking Vision, the 2016 Paralympics is less than six months away and as part of its Road to Rio series Talking Vision brings you a conversation with Peter Greco and Anna Muldoon, classification manager with the Australian Paralympic Committee. Anna takes us through the classification process for blind and vision impaired athletes.

This interview was first aired in March of 2015.

Listen to or download program 312

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 311 for 14 March 2016

This week on Talking Vision, Stella speaks with champion archer, Hazel Hockley about the upcoming Para and VI Archery Championships. Hazel lost her sight in 2000. In 2015 she won a bronze medal in the Para World Championships.

Also on the program, we feature music from blind musician David Truong. David is from Queensland and has just released his debut album.

Frances Keyland presents a Reader Recommended.

Listen to or download program 311

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


 

Edition 310 for 7 March 2016

This week, Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. During World Glaucoma week (6th 12th March)  Stella speaks with CEO of Glaucoma Australia about those at risk of developing the disease ,the importance of regular eye checks and where people can seek assistance.

Also on the program, Janene Sadhu president of Blind Citizen’s Australia’s National Women’s Special Interest Branch. The National Women’s Branch is made up of a group of Australian women who are blind or vision impaired, whose mission is to improve the lives of blind and vision impaired women in Australia.

Plus, there’s a giveaway!

Listen to or download program 310

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


Edition 309 for 1 March 2016

This week on Talking Vision, in honour of International Women’s Day Stella speaks with singer, MC, writer and entertainment agent Janelle Colquhoun. Janelle went blind through diabetes but that didn’t stop her from still being able to sing. She also established Salubrious Productions an entertainment agency that represents a 200 diverse artists with disability.

Also on the program, France Keyland brings our attention to Harper Lee the much loved American author who recently passed away. 

Listen to or download program 309

Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

Edition 308 for 24 February 2016

This week, Stella speaks with the Honourable Kelly Vincent Dignity for Disability Party’s representative in South Australian Parliament. She was elected to the Legislative Council in 2010 in an event that made history.

She is the first South Australian politician to permanently use a wheelchair for mobility, the youngest woman ever elected to an Australian parliament and the first Australian to be elected on the platform of disability rights.

Kelly talks to Stella about the genesis of the Dignity for Disability Party plus her own political career and how people can best navigate the political landscape when disability issues are a major concern.

There is also a giveaway with a bite!

    Listen to or download program 308

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

    Edition 307 for 17 February 2016

    This week, Stella speaks with blogger Sarah Hocking. Sarah lost her vision less than a year ago while pregnant with her now seven month old son. Her  blog, Blind Intuition charts her challenges, discoveries and  resourceful adaptation with her new life with both grace and humour.


    Also on the program

    • Jacob Clifton, Government Relations and Policy Manager at Vision Australia explains the recent government appointments and changes and what they might mean for our community.
    • Frances Keyland is on with a Reader Recommended.
    Listen to or download program 307

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

    Edition 306 for 10 February 2016

    In the month of February we celebrate the day of love Valentines Day, (14th). For some, it’s a festival of romance and for many other’s it’s a day designed to make you feel worse about yourself. 

    This week Stella asks how does dating, romance or coupling up play out for people who are blind or have low vision?  How do you meet people? When should people reveal they have vision loss? Or does any of this even matter in matters of love? 
    To help answer these questions, Stella is joined by special guests Kate Begley and Jim Luscombe.

    Listen to or download program 306

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


     

    Edition 305 for the week of 1st February 2016

    This week, Stella speaks with para-triathlete Katie Kelly who is bound for the Paralympics in Rio this year. Katie has the deaf blind condition Usher Syndrome and she discusses her training regime and her delight at being an elite athlete in her 40s.

    Also on the program:

    • Vision Australia says good-bye to general manager Jan Chisholm who headed the department responsible for fundraising and communications. Jan reflects on her time at Vision Australia.
    • And there’s a giveaway!
    Listen to or download Program 305

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

    Edition 304 for the week of 25th January 2016

    This week, the 1st ODI of the The Lord’s Taverners International Blind Cricket Series Australia vs. England played this week in Adelaide and Talking Vision was live on ground. We hear from the 12th Man, Vaughn Roles about the series.Also on the program
    • A story about a young  voice over actress who uses Braille scripts
    • Frances Keyland with a Reader Recommended
    • Music and a give away
    Listen to or Download Program 304

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 


    Edition 303 for the week of 18th January 2016

    On this week’s program Stella speaks with Tony Clark who is the Labor candidate for the seat of Deakin in the coming federal lection. If elected, Tony will be the first blind person in parliament. Tony discusses the issues that concern him most and the public’s perception of him as a person with vision loss.

    Also on the program, 

    • Glen Barwick president of the Blind and Vision Impaired Ten Pin Bowlers Australia (BVIT) and  the championships in Queensland in March.
    • Musician and singer Harmonie Downes 


    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Vision Australia's 2015 AGM

    Vision Australia held it’s Annual General Meeting  on Thursday 29th of October. In this special Talking Vision you hear can highlights from the AGM and the lunch which followed including:

    • Outgoing chair Dr Kevin Murfitt

    • CEO Ron Hooton

    •  Federal Member for Higgins Kelly O’Dwyer,

    • Incoming chair Andrew Moffet and

    • Vision Australia graduate program participants Jack Tyrrell and Kate Begley                                                                                                      

    Listen to or download the 2015 AGM Program



    Edition 302 for the week of 11th January 2016

    Many of us are still on holiday so we have a nice light mixed bag for this week’s show. 

    Singer, performer and voice over artist Karen Jacobsen  is the voice of Siri and other applications that may be familiar to those in the blindness and low vision community. Most recently Karen sang at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. Peter Butler chats with Karen about her career and her early days in Queensland.

    Also on the program, Stella talks with ukulele player, singer/songwriter and performer Phillip Chalker and plays one of his songs dedicated to his guide dog Roddy. 

    And finally, Frances Keyland brings us a reader recommended.

    Listen to or Download Program 302

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 301 for the week of 4th January 2016

    India is home to the world’s largest population of blind children, with estimates ranging from approximately 200,000 to 700,000. The future for many of these children is bleak with a high mortality rate and  90% unable to obtain education However, much of this blindness can be avoided or treated. Project Prakash works across north central India conducting screening camps in villages across north-central India to identify children with treatable eye problems, and also provides sight treatment free of cost.  Stella speaks with Sheila Lalwani, Executive Director of Project Prakash about the genesis of the project and the amazing work it undertakes and its humanitarian and scientific objectives. Also on the program, in honour of Louie Braille’s Birthday we play Terry Kelly’s song Merci Louie.  Listen to or Download Program 301 Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 300 for the week of 28th December 2015

    This week, tune in to the joy of braille and music with our most popular show of the year, the 2015 National Braille Music Camp. Every year in late June, blind music students and their mentors from around Australia come together for the National Braille Music Camp at Mittagong in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. One of the camp leaders Jordie Howell, co-hosts this program with Stella Glorie in which they speak with two camp participants and play some of the music created during the week of celebration and fun learning. Listen to or Download Program 300
    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


     

    Edition 299 for the week of 21st December 2015

    This week on Talking Vision. Vision Australia has announced it will partner with the Blind Cricket Australia when the teams takes on England in Adelaide in January. Stella spoke with three members of the Australian Blind Cricket team, Raymond Moxly, Brendan Spencer and Daniel Pritchard about the forth coming series. For some on the team, this is the first time they have played an international on home ground and their sense of excitement and readiness is palpable.

    Also on the program, Mitch Medcalf is a full-time DJ. Blind since birth and going by the name of GalleonDJ he chats to Stella about his passion for soul and funk and his experiences as a DJ. This interview was recorded back in September at Vision Australia’s Open Day in Brisbane.

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 298 for the week of 14th December 2015


    This week, Lee George is the mother of young Jasper George. At just five years of age Jasper has been helping Vision Australia with the marketing of its Carols by Candlelight for 2015. Jasper was born with albinism and Lee speaks with Stella about learning her new baby boy had a vision impairment and her first experiences with Vision Australia.

    Also on the program, it’s almost holiday time and Frances Keyland brings us as extended reader recommended.  

    Listen to or Download Program 298

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

     

     


     

    Edition 297 for the week of 7th December 2015

    This week on Talking Vision: Friday 11th December marks Tilly Aston’s birthday. Born in 1873 Tilly Aston is a true pioneer and remembered for her remarkable achievements for the advancement of the rights for people who are blind. In honour of Tilly Aston we present the 10 minute documentary Tilly Aston – The Girl from Carisbrook, reproduced with the kind permission from the Maryborough Midland Historical Society. 
    The original piece can be viewed through the Culture Victoria website here.

    Also on the program, Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight was officially launched on 2nd December at Eastland and John Sheridan caught up with some of the visitors on the morning including Lisa Eid whose son Jack is a young client with Vision Australia.
    And, it’s cricket season and Stella got along to blind cricket where she had the opportunity to speak to three women players about their enjoyment of the game. 

    Listen or Download Program 297

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

     


     

    Edition 296 for the week of 30th November 2015

    This week on Talking Vision: It’s almost Christmas and Stella talks gift ideas with Julie Scott from Equipment Solutions about the range of Vision Australia calendars and diaries for 2016.  Also on the program, writer blogger and white cane enthusiast Maribel Steel. Plus Frances Keyland with Reader Recommended. 

     

    Listen or Download Program 296

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations


    Edition 295 for the week of 23rd November 2015

    This week on Talking Vision Stella speaks with two of the finalists of the National Disability Awards, Dr Frances Gentle, team leader responsible for pioneering the world’s first eLearning Braille course, UEB Online and Julie Phillips, tireless advocate for fair treatment and equal opportunity for students with disability.
    Listen to or Download Program 295

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.    


     

    Edition 294 for the week of 16th November 2015

    This week on Talking Vision Stella speaks with Kevin Murfitt who earlier this month stepped down as chair person for Vision Australia after 10 years. Kevin talks about his experiences as chair  both challenging and rewarding. He also discusses his life and career before vision loss and how he adapted to blindness.  
    Also on the program, Braille tutor Jordie Howell discusses Braille classes for adults. 

    Listen to or Download Program 294

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.    

     


    Edition 293 for the week of 9th November 2015

    This week on Talking Vision, Stella speaks with Michelle Hardisty and Rebecca McLean from Vision Australia’s Communications and Marketing Team about the refocus of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight and its message, Be the Light.
    Also on the program, Reader Recommended with Frances Keyland. This week Frances brings us three books, including The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham. 

    Listen to or Download Program 293

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.   

     


    Edition 292 for the week of 02nd November 2015

    The Vision Australia office in Coorparoo (Brisbane) held its Open Day on the 16th and 17th of October. The Open Day showcased some of the latest technology and devices available to support people in their day to day lives and featured a range of seminars on topics such as the NDIS, My Aged Care, employment and education.
    Stella Glorie attended the event and recorded some conversations with visitors,

    exhibitors and staff. In this week’s program you can hear:

    • Brett Smith community support worker at Vision Australia

    • Fortunato Isgro professional singer and client at Vision Australia,  providing some of that day’s entertainment 

    • Tammy Jo Sheehan president of Brisbane’s Swish club, demonstrating how the game is played

    • Jordan and Maree Carol,  a mother and son whose enterprise Defining Senses is both supporting clients and raising money and the same time

    • Jacinta Edwards,  the mother of one of Vision Australia’s littler (and cuter) clients Peyton who attended the day to trial some canes 

    • Andy Chlonta, promoting the pleasure of wood turning

    The program features some music from Fortunato from one of his recent CDs plus there’s a CD giveaway! 

    Listen to or Download Program 292

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.  


    Edition 291 for the week of 26th October 2015

    This week on Talking Vision: The radio documentary, It’s the Satanic Verses, Love.

    One of the first audio books Ruth Mercer read after joining the Association for Blind Library (now Vision Australia library)  some 30 years ago was Salman Rushdie’s, The Satanic Verses. The postman delivered all 32 tapes to her front door and announced, “It’s the Satanic Verses, love”.

    Ruth is now part of the first Friday book group: a group of self-described feisty women who have been meeting for the past 15 years. While they are all blind or have low vision but that hasn’t stopped them from enjoying their passion for books and reading. 

    Listen to or Download Program 291

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 290 for the week of 19th October 2015

    This week on Talking Vision - Radio broadcaster and producer, Glen Morrow, believes all of us have a story to tell. His podcast series Stories of You focuses on ordinary people and their stories. This week Stella has a lengthy chat with Glen about his passion for radio, his extensive community radio experience and overcoming obstacles and finding opportunities when you have a vision impairment. 

    Listen to or Download Program 290

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 


    Edition 289 for the week of 12th October 2015

    Thursday October 15th is International White Cane Day. Maryanne Diamond, General Manager for Advocacy and Engagement for Vision Australia is on the program to discuss the history of white cane use and the purpose of the day. 

    Also on the program, 20 year old Ben Pentingill professional speaker and passionate white cane user. 

    Listen to or Download Program 289

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 


    Edition 288 for the week of 5th October 2015

    World Sight Day is Thursday October 8th an initiative of Vision 2020 International to highlight the importance of eye-health. Brandon Ah Tong, director of Advocacy and Policy of Vision 2020 Australia is on the program to discuss the day and how people can get involved. Also on the program, Orthoptist Anita Egan to discuss the role of an orthoptist. It’s Vision Australia’s Open Days in the Brisbane office and Karen Knight, General Manager for Client Services in Queensland chats about the theme of the Open Days – Discover the Possibilities. Listen to or Download Program 288 Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.    

     

    Edition 287 for the week of 28th September 2015

    1st October is International Music Day which celebrates the harmony of music. Stella speaks with two blind musicians: jazz pianist Scott Erichsen and singer, songwriter and piano player Emma Bennison. The program features music performed and written by Scott and Emma.
    You can find Scott’s music on his website www.scotterichsen.com
    You can find Emma Bennison’s music on her website www.emmabennisonmusic.com 

    Listen to or Download Program 287

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 


    Edition 286 For the week of 21st September 2015

    A special Talking Vision this week. Meet Dororthy Hamilton was the first podcast produced by Glen Morrow for his Stories of You podcast series. The stories are conversational with interviews and documentary style presentation. Guests share stories about their lives, experiences and personal journeys. Glen is a broadcaster with substantial experience in community radio, hosting music and talk shows. He is also vision-impaired. He believes that everyone has an interesting story to tell. Dorothy Hamilton was the first blind woman in the southern hemisphere to obtain a music degree. She worked as a music teacher at an all-girls school in Melbourne, raised four children and established the Braille Music Camp which in 2015 celebrated its 30th year. The documentary also features Garry Stinchcombe who worked as a teacher with Dorothy for twenty years. Garry is totally blind himself and recounts what it has been like to know and work with her. Jordie Howell is also on this show. Jordie was a former student of Dorothy’s and also worked with her as a teacher. You can find out more about the podcast at: Stories Of You Podcast website. All the piano playing was performed by Dorothy.

     

    Listen to or Download Program 286

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 


    Edition 285 For the week of 14th September 2015

    This week Stella Glorie speaks with Jack Tyrell, one of Vision Australia’s graduate program recipients. Jack lost his vision at age 20 and now, only three years later, he has embarked on a path to a promising career. His attitude of perseverance and acceptance has also allowed him to develop new skills assisting him to maintain many aspects of his life from before he lost his vision. Also on the program, Frances Keyland presents Reader Recommended.

    Listen to or Download Program 285

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 


    Edition 284 For the week of 07th September 2015

    This week it’s the joy of music and fellowship at the National Braille Music Camp. At the end of June each year, young music students come together for a week that’s so good they keep going back! Jordie Howell, musician and one of the camp organisers, talks with Stella about the event and the delights of music and braille. Two students talk about their camp and music experience and we hear performances from the camp choir.

     

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 

     


    Edition 283 For the week of 31st August 2015

    For Fathers Day, Stella speaks with three fathers about the specific challenges and joys of being a father when you are blind or vision-impaired, and what all fathers have in common. The program features first-time dad Glen Morrow, Grant Wilson who has two teenage children and Craig Gordon, a father of five.

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    Edition 282 for the week of 24th August 2015

    This week, Stella Glorie speaks with Leah Van Poppel, the newly appointed CEO of Blind Citizens Australia (BCA). With the BCA is celebrating its 40th anniversary and the upcoming conference in Perth in October, it’s an exciting time for the organisation. Also on the program, vocational consultant with Vision Australia Belinda Wilson talks about the organisation’s Further Education Bursaries. Friend and blindness advocate Stephen Jolley discusses his petition lobbying the government around audio description on free to air television. 

     

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    Edition 281 for the week of 17th August 2015

    This week on Talking Vision, Rosemary Boyd talking about the fabulous program for Retina Australia’s national congress Global Eyes 2015 happening in Melbourne in October. Also on the program, Spanish artist Antoni Abad and the exciting Blind Wiki project happening in Sydney in September

    Listen to or Download Program 281

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    Edition 280 for the week of 10th August 2015

    On this week’s show Stella speaks with Public Transport Victoria CEO Mark Wild, who was also the keynote speaker at Vision Australia’s recent Employment Pathways Expo. Mark and Public Transport Victoria have made a commitment to employment diversity inclusive of all abilities. There is also a conversation with ABC journalist and expo guest speaker newsreader Nas Campanella about her determination to realise the career of her choice. Listen to or Download Program 280 Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

     


    Edition 279 for the week of 3rd August 2015

    As part of International Assistance Dog week Stella speaks with Jacquie Stevens about her hard working Guide Dog, Dana. 
    Stella also talks with Alimata Abdul Karimu who is from Ghana in Africa about her three month internship at Vision Australia as part of the Institutional Development Programme of the World Blind Union. We hear about Alimata’s insights, experiences, what she has learnt and maybe what Australia can learn from in return.

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    Edition 278 for the week of 27th July 2015

    Former presenter of Talking Vision, Stephen Jolley, returns to the air waves to talk to Stella about what he’s been up to in the months since his retirement. He discusses his recent trip to China and gives his insights, tips and advice on travelling as a person who is blind. Frances Keyland presents a reader recommended as part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week: Walk A Crooked Mile – A Father’s Journey in the Footsteps of his Son by Greg Jones. 

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    Edition 277 for the week of 20th July 2015

    This week we’re on the Road to Rio! We speak with rowers Kate Murdoch and Sara Waitzer who are heading to the championship in Europe this August with the aim of qualifying for the Paralympics in 2016. And did you know that according to recent research, 55% of people with a seeing eye dog have been refused access to a public space? Leigh Garwood, General Manager of Seeing Eye Dogs Australia talks about a new public education campaign aimed at stopping discriminatory behaviour. 

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    Edition 276 for the week 13th of July 2015

    This week we focus on employment. Neslihan Sari was unemployed for a number of years until recently gaining employment as a paralegal at Transport Victoria. She shares her story as a skilled vision-impaired person negotiating the job market, with her tips for staying motivated while job hunting and her views on the importance of networking. Also, Vision Australia is hosting the Pathways to Employment Expo next week - Kelly Swanson, Vision Australia event officer, tells us all we need to know about it.

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    Edition 275 for the week 6th of July 2015

    In celebration of NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week, we speak with Suzy Engert, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Community Engagement Worker at Vision Australia. Suzy, a proud Aboriginal woman, talks about NAIDOC Week’s importance and how organisations can become more culturally sensitive. Also on the program, Anna Morse, an optometrist who co-ordinated an Aboriginal eye health project in the NT - Anna reports on the project’s significant achievements in just under four years. 

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    Edition 274 for the week 29th of June 2015

    Jenna Jones is a 14-year-old swimmer with cone-rod dystrophy but that didn’t stop her from breaking nine Australian records at the recent Australian Swimming Championships. Also on the program, Scott Darkin from Able Australia talks about his organisation’s upcoming events and initiatives and about the fabulous ways technology is helping address communication challenges affecting people who are deaf and blind.

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    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations. 


    Edition 273 for the week 22nd of June 2015

    In this week’s program, a special interview with opera singer Michael Vaiasinni. Michael has the degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa which will eventually lead to total blindness.  His condition has led him to work closely with many blindness and low-vision organisations, and to share his voice and story to inspire those affected by vision loss. A passionate student of opera and classical music, Michael has performed on Australia’s leading stages and has been awarded some of the most prestigious scholarships.

    Also on the program, Frances Keyland presents Reader Recommended.

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    Edition 272 for the week 15th of June 2015

    In this week’s program Greg Madsen, president of Blind Citizen’s Australia talks about the audio description currently trialling on the ABC’s online streaming service iView. There’s also a review from Kate Begley who is vision impaired and a regular ABC watcher on her experience with the trial. Then something for car lovers with Katie Brooks’ report on the Angus Suttor driving day.

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    Edition 271 for the week 8th of June 2015

    On this week’s program Stella Glorie has an enjoyable and illuminating conversation with Dr Lauren Ayton, Bionic Eye Clinical Research Team Leader at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne, and trial participant Dr Dianne Ashworth for an update on the latest bionic eye research developments. This Saturday, June 13th 2015 is the inaugural International Albinism awareness day and Dr Shari Parker from the Albinism Australia Fellowship discusses how the day came into being. While at times a more sobering and confronting conversation the day’s ultimate aim is one of celebration and solidarity.

     

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    Edition 270 for the week of 1st June 2015

    On this week’s program Stella Glorie speaks with Doug Sloane OAM,  President of Blind Golf Australia, about the Blind Golf Nationals held in Adelaide at the end of May, and there's some news about an upcoming sponsorship development with Vision Australia. Also on the program, sighted volunteer caddy/guide Dave Collins discusses his involvement in the event. Then, a quick chat with Janene Sadhu from Blind Sports and Recreation (BSRV) about its new walking program, Looking Both Ways. There is also a 'reader recommended' with Frances Keyland.

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    Edition 269 for the week of 25th May 2015

    This week is Macular Degeneration week and Peter Greco speaks with June Campbell who was diagnosed with the condition many years ago. Also in the program Peter is introducing Stella Glorie, client communications advisor at Vision Australia and soon to be the new producer and presenter of Talking Vision. Also Frances Keyland will present reader recommended.

        Listen to or Download Program 269

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    Edition 268 for the week of 18th May 2015

     In this edition of Talking Vision, Stephen Jolley joins us and talks to Dr Karen Wollfe about employment. Karen is an internationally-renowned careers counselor and consultant, who recently spent three months in Australia. During her time here, she worked with people who are blind or have low vision, to support them in securing employment. She also spent time with trainers and employers, to educate them on how they can best support employees from the blind and low vision community. We hear about Karen’s journey in the employment and training industry, and her involvement in Project Aspiro, an online employment resource created in partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the World Blind Union. 


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    Edition 267 for the week of 11th May 2015

    This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is Give Happy: Live Happy - based upon research that suggests volunteers are happier as a result of their altruistic efforts. Peter Greco speaks to John Doherty, who has been a volunteer broadcaster on RPH radio for the last nine years. John built an extensive career in the media, starting in radio on 5KA, before switching to television and working his way up to newsreader at Channel 9. Peter also talks with Roger Soren and Rocky Berlingeri. Rocky is a client of Vision Australia, and Roger is a volunteer. In tandem, their story is a perfect example of the difference a committed volunteer can make.  Listen to or Download Program 267 Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.

     


     

    Edition 266 for the week of 4th May 2015

    Today we hear about how the international blind and low vision community is working together on a number of initiatives, to improve the lives of the people who are blind or have low vision across the world, including Australia. First up, Peter talks to Vision Australia’s General Manager of Advocacy and Engagement Maryanne Diamond about three of these major initiatives: the DAISY Consortium, the Marrakesh Treaty and the development of a low-cost refreshable braille display. He also speaks with Alimata Abdul Karimu. Alimata is from Ghana, Africa and is involved in a three-month professional fellowship at Vision Australia, as part of the Institutional Development Programme of the World Blind Union. We hear about the aims of the fellowship, as well as Alimata’s life story and experiences of living with blindness in Africa.

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    Edition 265 for the week of 27th April 2015

    The 29th of April is International Guide Dog Day and the perfect time to learn more about what goes into breeding, training and looking after the health of these amazing working dogs. We’ll hear from Nicola Cotton, a vet from Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, who talks Peter Greco through the steps involved in preparing a Seeing Eye Dog to work with a handler. Peter then speaks with Caren Burns who tells us the difference her Seeing Eye Dog Reba has made in her life as she prepares to graduate from University.

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    Edition 264 for the week of 20 April 2015

    Today we hear from in commemoration of ANZAC Day, we hear from Elton Reid. Elton who is from Devonport in Tasmania is 82 and served in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for 20 years. In the course of Elton's career he flew with dignitaries like Prince Phillip, Sir Robert Menzies, Harold Holt, William McMahon and Gough Whitlam. Also we will hear from Frances Keyland from the Vision Australia Library with a preview of some Reader Recommended titles from the library.

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    Edition 263 for the week of 13 April 2015.

    Today we hear from Oxfam Trailwalker, Peter Edwards. This year, Peter, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, participated in the tough challenge for the fourth consecutive year. Also, Emma Whitfield talks about a driving experience day that she has set up in memory of her brother Angus Suttor. And finally, Toby Sullivan shares his experience of what it is like to be behind the wheel as a blind driver.

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    Edition 262 for the week of 06 April 2015

    This week we hear a special feature conversation as Peter Greco speaks with music teacher Christine Casey. Blind since early childhood, Christine shares her journey from her own education through to becoming a teacher and her adventures working overseas.

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    Edition 261 for the week of 30 March 2015

    Quality Living Groups enable people who are blind or have low vision to meet others and discuss similar issues in a friendly and confidential environment. This week, we hear from Nemoy Malcolm, Quality Living and Telelink Program Coordinator at Vision Australia in Sydney, Beth Tonissen, a Quality Living Group participant from Victoria and Bruce Blackshaw also from Sydney. Bruce lost his sight overnight, to a form of optic neuropathy known as Non-Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION).

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    Edition 260 for the week of 23 March 2015

    This week we hear an interview with Susan Thompson, an Advocacy Adviser with Vision Australia. Also we'll hear a conversation between the Leader of The NSW Greens Dr John Kaye and the Travelling Visionaries who are a group of four client advocates. 

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    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 259 for the week of 16 March 2015

    This week we hear an interview with Anna Muldoon, Classification Manager, Australian Paralympic Committee who explains how parathletes begin their journey on the Road to Rio with the international classification process. 

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    Edition 258 for the week of 09 March 2015

    This week we hear an interview with Ben Felton, a world champion in blind rowing and cricket, who talks to Peter Greco about how he attempted to break the Guinness World Record for fastest land speed on a motorcycle, ridden while blindfolded. Also Peter talks with Cynthia Stevens, who is credited by the International Game Fishing Association with being the first blind person to achieve a Royal Slam, and the only female in the word to win three freshwater Royal Slams.

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    Edition 257 for the week of 02 March 2015

    This week we hear an interview conducted by Peter Greco with Michael Ward, National Coordinator Audio Description at Vision Australia. Also Peter speaks with Janelle Colquhoun, an avid TV and movie watcher even after losing her sight. Janelle relies on audio description, and is a passionate advocate for its further availability. 

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    Edition 256 for the week of 23 February 2015

    This week we hear an interview conducted by Peter Greco with Jamie Kelly, Training and Support Officer at Vision Australia Library. Also we hear from three Vision Australia Library clients - Chrystal Alexandroff, Joy Nuske and Leonie O'Farrell. 

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    Edition 255 for the week of 16 February 2015

    This week we hear an interview Peter Greco conducted with Jonathon Goerlach, a member of the Australian paratriathlon team and recipient of the University of Canberra's 2014 Athlete of The Year, and we also hear from Susie Barrington, a recipient of one of Vision Australia's Further Education Bursaries who tells Peter Greco about her experience with higher education. 

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    Edition 254 for the week of 9 February 2015

    This week we hear an interview Stephen Jolley conducted with Patrick Moore - the President of the Macular Vision Loss Support Society and we also hear from Julie Hall, an Orthoptist from Vision Australia who tells Peter Greco about the treatment for Macular Degeneration and other related conditions. 

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    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 253 for the week of 2 February 2015

    This week in the final program presented by Stephen Jolley, we talk education. A number of prominent blind Australians and New Zealanders reflect on special learning in their formative years. We bring you the sound track of a video which is the product of research conducted by Shane Doepel a vision support specialist with the NSW Department of Education. We hear candid insights in to the benefits of braille and other skills which they believe have been crucial to their achievements as citizens and in particular in their professional lives.

    In the program you can hear:

    • Shane Doepel, Assistant Principal Support Teacher vision with the Goonellabah Public School in NSW;
    • The sound from the video The Experience of Blind Education.

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    Edition 252 for the week of 26 January 2015

    This week we hear of research to develop an interactive sound emitting ball and meet an Australia Day ambassador. An electronic engineer at the University of Queensland explains the interactive ball, I-Ball project to produce what will initially be a soccer ball for use by people with vision loss. It emits sounds for location and can even be programmed to vary the sounds as required. Also, Australia Day ambassador James Pittar talks about his busy life including how he accomplishes distance open water swimming as someone who is totally blind.

    Program participants this week are:

    • Surya Singh, an electronic engineer with the University of Queensland;
    • James Pittar, an Australia Day ambassador.

    Listen to or Download Program 252

    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 251 for the week of 19 January 2015

    This week, we hear from a guest who was a caller of horse racing for over 50 years. John Russell began his career in 1949, finishing up in 2003. In fact, as he explains to Stephen Jolley, he would have gone on for longer but for the onset of Aged Macular Degeneration. A highlight of the program, is a race broadcast from John of an event back in March 1957.

    Also this week, Frances Keyland from the Vision Australia Library previews another title in Reader Recommended.

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    Let Talking Vision be your national radio reference on blindness and low vision. A Vision Australia Radio production, it is broadcast nationally each week on over 25 RPH and other community stations.


    Edition 250 for the week of 12 January 2015

    This week, we have information for the Queensland blind and low vision community in the run up to the state election and a TEDx address from a blind Australian at a United Nations event in Geneva. With polling day for the QLD election as soon as January 31, we bring you information on arrangements for voters who are blind or have low vision wishing to exercise a secret and independent vote. Vision Australia’s Karen Knight, explains the options for Queenslanders of telephone voting and e-Assist. Immediate past President of the World Blind Union and Vision Australia leadership team member Maryanne Diamond gave a TEDx talk at an international event at Geneva in early December 2014. We bring you that address, comprising Maryanne’s life story through to the 2013 signing of the Marrakesh Books across Boundaries Treaty which she led on behalf of the WBU.

    Program participants this week are:

    • Karen Knight, General Manager Queensland Client Services with Vision Australia;
    • Maryanne Diamond AO, General Manager Advocacy and Engagement with Vision Australia.

    Listen to or Download Program 250

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    Edition 249 for the week of 5 January 2015

    Distinguished blind Australian, Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AM, has recently completed six years of service with the United Nations Committee monitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Stephen Jolley marks this significant milestone through an extended chat with him. In the conversation, Ron reflects on a number of areas of his life including: personal background; family; academic career; United Nations Work; directorship of Vision Australia and people who have influenced him.

    Also in the program, to acknowledge the 206th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, we play a tribute ‘Merci Louis’, written and performed by blind Canadian, Terry Kelly.

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