Travelling by bus invokes a feeling of independence, inclusion and freedom. The word bus is short for omnibus, which means ‘for everyone’. Metro and VisAbility get together to make bus travel for blind and vision impaired more accessible.
Category: Stories of Independence
International White Cane Day (October 15) is the day to highlight the role the long white cane plays in mobility and independence for someone with blindness and low vision. The long white cane, or mobility cane is used to discover obstructions early to allow a person to navigate them safely.
Six years ago, Rosemary discovered painting. Now at 90 and with very limited sight, she’s been painting with oils. Rosemary has been perfecting her talent under the guidance of Art Therapist Robyn Laycock.
Discover more about her creative journey.
We’re establishing closer links with the Lions Eye Institute. The LEI is home to world class eye specialists.
Our Social Worker, Marija Clark, will be based at the clinic twice a week to offer support where it’s needed most.
Dr Arnold Cook, the pioneer of Guide Dogs, was also a very accomplished academic.
He taught economics at UWA. Imagine our delight when we learned that John Nolan, a Board member, was one of his students in the 1970s.
Alex says a decision to receive support from a dietitian has led to him shedding 12kg.
Not only that he’s feeling fitter and healthier than ever before.
Find out more in this article.
What’s the best way to become an occupational therapist? Probably by learning on the job as an assistant OT.
That’s exactly what Kate Pyc is doing. During OT Week, we’re highlighting the work of our OT team and we put Kate on the spot with some questions about her work as an OT Assistant and her studies at ECU.
We marked International White Cane Day with a hands-on tactile experience at a Perth art gallery.
Contemporary artist Nigel encouarged clients to feel their way around artwork created out of sand. So what did they make of it? Read more to find out.
Eamon Doak has been selected as a Bright Little Star for this year’s Telethon 7. The bubbly seven-year-old, who has Ushers Syndrome is receiving some cane training from our O and M Therapist Jodie Bruce.
He’s decorated his cane orange and can’t wait for his television debut.
We’ve reached another milestone at VisAbility notching up our 15,000th audio book. It was recorded and narrated in our studio.
Of course we wanted to mark the event and thank all the volunteers involved as we reached this milestone achievement.