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Keen explorers to set sail on the Leeuwin

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  Ten adventurous youths with vision impairment from our Children and Youth Services are preparing to embark on a week-long Leeuwin Ocean Adventure voyage thanks to the support of Telethon and the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation. The youths will undertake a seven-day Youth Explorer voyage on the STS Leeuwin, a unique three-masted 1850’s barquentine, from 16 –…

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Image of Stan Perron AM with VisAbility Chairperson Debbie Schaffer

Remembering Stan Perron AM

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VisAbility’s Board, executive, staff and clients extend heartfelt sympathy to the Perron family in remembrance of Stan Perron AM, a truly remarkable and inspirational man. As VisAbility Life Members, Stan and Jean and their family have been significant supporters of our work, particularly our children’s services. Stan’s involvement with VisAbility goes back almost 60 years,…

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VisAbility, Only a Phone Call Away

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Welcome back to our collection of Stories of Independence. Guest writers are invited to share their own personal experiences, or express their views on the world around them. Below, Dorothy Lee, a client in VisAbility’s Community Activity Centre shares her journey from her diagnosis of vision impairment, to how finding a fun and like-minded community has brought her independence…

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2018 VisAbility Awards

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On Saturday 17 November, we were delighted to hold the Biannual VisAbility Awards at our VisAbility Family Picnic, and recognise many highly deserving recipients in our community. The VisAbility Awards celebrate the achievements of ‘People and Places’ who share our vison for independence. Enjoying the warm Spring afternoon, winners and their families gathered to celebrate. Special guests,…

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The Honourable Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Disability Services and Debra Barnes, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, VisAbility in front of My Vision My Choice banner

Navigate the NDIS with My Vision, My Choice

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VisAbility has officially launched My Vision My Choice, a new online resource to assist people with vision impairment to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The website was officially launched by the Honourable Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Disability Services, at VisAbility’s Perron Centre in Victoria Park on Friday 16 November. “Congratulations to VisAbility…

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