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‘Power of positivity’ helps Harrison beat cancer

Behind Harrison’s easy smile lies a strength and resolve to live life fully, giving him a maturity well beyond his years. Full of gratitude and positivity – with just a hint of cheekiness – Harrison’s outlook on life is infectious. But as a young boy Harrison faced a challenge that took him to the brink of giving up. This is Harrison’s story.

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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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Assistive technology offers ‘lifeline’ to white cane users

People have been dressing up their white canes as part of a social media campaign. The event was organised as part of International White Cane Day, with celebrations this year focusing on assistive technology. Using the hashtag #MyCaneMyWay, clients posted photographs of themselves with their canes. Cooper Chilcott kicked the campaign off with a photograph…

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John’s story: “I lost my sight just as I was preparing for retirement”

John Aitken is the picture of fitness working out at the Exercise Clinic at VisAbility. The 65-year-old has less than 10% sight but comes twice a week under the guidance of Kane Perris, Sport and Recreation Officer. John’s aim is to gain muscle mass, improve his posture and to challenge himself physically. It’s marked contrast…

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Todd’s story: “My recovery from an acquired brain injury”

Tood Murtha is one of our clients who is proof that you can go on to lead an independent life, look after your family, and even drive again following an acquired brain injury. Four years ago Todd Murtha was working offshore on an oil rig off the Indian coast as a machinery driver. He’d been…

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Architecture Beyond Sight

Artists from all over the world including Tassie’s own Duncan Meerding were invited to tutor in the Architecture Beyond Sight course.

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