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Lifelong Quest for Independence

At the youthful age of 26, John Dark’s whole life was ahead of him. Full of  twists and turns, wonders and heartbreak.

A traumatic car accident left him vision impaired and with limited hearing. However, John fiercely held onto his vision for independence.

He hasn’t let anything stop him from living life the way he chooses.

Read John’s story here

VisAbility gave me a light. I could finally see a light after disability.
I could get up in the morning again.

Edwina (client)

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2015 Australian Charities Report – Perth

On Monday 20th February the 2015 Australian Charities Report was presented in Perth, hosted by VisAbility. Chaired by Murray Baird, Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel, guests were welcomed by Dr Clare Allen, CEO VisAbility before hearing industry insights from Debra Barnes, COO, VisAbility, David Gilchrist, Director, Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative, and member of the ACNC Advisory Board and Professor Kristy Muir,…

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Steffan Nero Junior Sports star

Steffan bowls over obstacles

Welcome to our new collection of Stories of Independence; written about you, by you.  Guest writers are invited to share their own personal experiences, or express their views on the world around them. Below, Steffan Nero recounts some of the milestones in his remarkable sporting career. At only 17, Steffan has a passion for both Blind Cricket…

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John’s lifelong quest for independence

At the youthful age of 26, your whole life is ahead of you. Full of twists and turns, wonders and heartbreak. For John Dark, a traumatic car accident presented one such hurdle to overcome. It was 1963, and John was left vision impaired and with limited hearing. With courage and fierce determination, John underwent a yearlong…

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Meaningful employment for Kenneth

For Kenneth, his long and engaging career in the travel industry came to an abrupt halt when it was realised his eyesight had deteriorated too much to continue work. At 54, Kenneth Phua knew he had more to give and wanted to get back to work to keep himself busy. Not one to be disheartened,…

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