25 October 2019
Melbourne’s blind and low vision community were given a special opportunity to hear from an athlete involved in one of the most memorable events in recent Olympic history. Former British Olympian, Derek Redmond, visited Vision Australia’s Kooyong headquarters on Wednesday, October 16 to speak to Vision Australia’s workforce members, clients and members from other blindness and low vision organisations.
02 October 2019
People who are blind or have low vision were among the first in the country to experience the new $20 Australian banknote at Vision Australia in Kooyong today. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) unveiled the new $20 banknote, which includes three raised bumps on each of the long edges of the banknote, allowing people who are blind or have low vision to identify the note with ease. The banknote will enter public circulation on 9 October.
05 September 2019
Earlier this year at his Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut, Tom told the story of his sight loss in Blind Man’s Bluff. Now at the Melbourne Fringe, he tells the story of day-to-day life as someone with vision loss. He imagines an improbable adventure in his future, with his German heritage and love of mystery at its core.
18 October 2019
Vision Australia Radio is proud to be a media partner for Adelaide’s 2019 Kyd-X Kids and Youth Disability Expo. The expo is an opportunity individual, families and carers to make informed choices about the equipment, therapies and treatments they can access through their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding. A large number of disability support organisations will showcase their unique products and services to the public.
02 September 2019
Vision Australia Radio sponsor Youngcare have announced that their At Home Care Grants are now available to young people aged 18 to 65.
15 August 2019
Vicki Couzens is making Vision Australia Radio history with her new weekly show broadcast from our Adelaide studios at 6.30pm (ACST) each Saturday. Every week, Vicki presents readings from the Australian Geographic Magazine. Vicki reads all the content from her braille copy of the magazine, in what is a Vision Australia Radio first.
26 August 2019
Vision Australia Radio is once again proud to announce we are a media partner to the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival. As part of Vision Australia Radio’s media support of the festival, the Vision Australia Radio network has been airing highlights via our radio service and podcasts, including interviews with the festival’s organisers and guests, as well as providing the latest news via our website.
30 July 2019
Young Australia League (YAL) scholarship applications are now open for the 2020 academic year, for students in Western Australia aged between 12 and 25. Vision Australia Radio’s Gail Phillips spoke to Sarah Harrison, one of the first scholarship winners in 2014, about the benefits of the scholarship program.
12 July 2019
This week on Behind the Scenes, host Chris Thompson commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. He chats to a series of directors, musicians and other personalities in the performing arts to see what they've got in store to mark the occasion. That's all this week on Behind the Scenes with Chris Thompson, on Vision Australia Radio.
01 July 2019
World-renowned immunologist, Sir Gustav Nossal, has been a generous benefactor to Vision Australia, giving to the organisation for over 20 years. Vision Australia Radio’s Jason Gipps and Samantha Guttridge were lucky enough to sit down with Sir Gustav last year to chat about how his generosity and charitable nature were instilled in him from an early age.