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Image of VisAbility team member Leone, with the Bee Firm NRG bottles with braille

Accessibility success as sweet as honey

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Earlier this year, VisAbility’s braille transcription department was approached by local business Bee Firm NRG who has recently launched a natural, honey-based energy drink. Michael Borowiec (Bee Firm NRG’s brand development manager) spoke to our team member Leone about the proofing the first run of braille, to be included on the bottles labels. Over two trials…

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Jumpstart your future with ESLP

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Are you studying full-time in Year 12, and wondering what the future might hold for you? Maybe you’re unsure of how to plan for what’s coming next, or how to start looking for jobs? It can be a daunting time for any young person, particularly if you’re living with a disability. Though don’t despair, the Early…

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Keen explorers to set sail on the Leeuwin

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Eight 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 – 22…

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Remembering Stan Perron AM

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

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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Kim’s canine training wins award

in Stories of Independence

Congratulations to Kim Ryan, Tasmania’s Coordinator for Guide Dogs Services who’s puppy program won the prestigious Derek Freeman Scholarship from the International Guide Dog Federation last month for her work on Guide Dog puppy development. Kim’s obvious passion and dedication to Guide Dog services has paid off to receive international recognition. The project aims to…

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