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A Passion for Music meant Never Giving Up

From finding herself with diminishing vision in her twenties, thirty-two-year-old Jessica is now a bold and fiercely independent woman who won’t let any vision impairment stand in the way of enjoying her passions. This is her journey to independence.

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We’re so lucky at VisAbility. They’re all awesome, like unreal awesome. They really are a part of our family and they have done so much for Marc and so much for us. It’s not just a service, it’s an extension of our family..

Bec (Marc’s Mum)

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Visionaries – Sinead Bryant

This is Sinead. Career-driven, newly married and loving life. Living with vision impairment has not always been easy. But that’s never stopped Sinead achieving her goals. A determined and confident woman, Sinead helps others with similar experiences overcome their disability. This is her story. Visionaries – Sinead’s Story from VisAbility on Vimeo.

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Our Visionaries

“Role models can teach you to love and respect yourself” – Tionne Watkins. Role models inspire us, ground us and encourage us. Family, friends, teachers, leaders. As a child, role models play an important role. They help you navigate paths that may be shrouded in fear, doubt or insecurity. Now imagine if you’re living with a…

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Creative possibilities for living with low vision

  Last month VisAbility’s Occupational therapist Naomi Gilson represented Tasmania and spoke at the Vic-Tas Regional Conference in Melbourne for Occupational Therapists. Naomi’s topic ‘Creative possibilities for living with low vision’, touched on why occupational therapists are ideally positioned to take up the challenge. Diminished capacity and loss of confidence due to vision impairment often…

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Assistive technology keeps intrepid traveler Jim Cobban snapping away.

  VisAbility client Jim Cobban and self-proclaimed shutter bug embarked on a trip of a life time to travel the places he always dreamed of. After he suffered a heart attack, Jim headed to the travel agent and with crutches in tow to book himself on a once in a lifetime journey while he could.…

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