The statistics don’t make comfortable reading. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely than non-Indigenous people to be blind or have low vision. They also wait much longer for cataract surgery, up to 63% longer. But now a planned initiative aims to reverse that trend and to help people experiencing vision…
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VisAbility is committed in the support we offer to older Australians, ensuring our clients live the best possible life. Six years ago, the Australian Government introduced My Aged Care which was targeted to assist individuals aged 65 and over and those aged 50 or over from Torres Strait or Indigenous backgrounds. The aim of the…
“I rely on Braille technology as much as oxygen.” These are powerful words from student Ness Vlajkovic, a 21-year-old who can hardly hear or see. When she was just seven years old, Ness took charge of her first BrailleNote, a handheld computer for Braille users which enables her to communicate. This helped fuel her love…
Award winning Tasmanian Artist Duncan Meerding always had a passion for creating. When his vision deteriorated in 2005, he was left with less than 5 per cent vision concentrated around the peripheral field. At that point he didn’t think he could make anything again. ‘I was lucky enough to find out about a safety course…
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