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Pilbara NDIS trial site welcomes VisAbility’s latest OT

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As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out across the country, VisAbility is at the forefront of ensuring a smooth transition for our clients and communities. Excitingly, VisAbility can now announce the appointment of NDIS Therapist Marichu in the Pilbara area. With the Pilbara NDIS Trial Site only recently activated on July 1, Marichu was…

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10,000 and counting; VisLibrary celebrates audiobook milestone

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It happened to be a cool winter’s afternoon, but nothing could dampen the exciting celebrations of VisAbility Library’s remarkable milestone. For over 40 years, VisAbility has been dedicated to serving the West Australian literary community, a testament to this state’s avid readers and talented wordsmiths. This month VisAbility published its 10,000th audiobook, The Apple Core…

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Open Day to connect children’s therapy with community

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VisAbility Tasmania’s Children’s Therapy Centre is holding an Open Day for families and practitioners at its premises in Bellerive on Friday 11 August. At the event, parents and practitioners will have the opportunity to meet highly qualified therapists, learn about our life-changing services and treatment options, and network with relevant community support organisations. VisAbility’s Children’s…

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Emma strives for independence

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Remember the excitement and anticipation of finishing high school? Being on the brink of independence; looking forward to scoring your first job; moving out of home; or travelling the world? That’s precisely where 17-year-old Emma Jago is right now. Currently in Year 12 at Marist College in Burnie, Tasmania, Emma has the world at her…

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Alice enjoys being sprayed by water during a boat ride on the Swan River

Attitude vs ability: Alice triumphs with VisAbility’s expertise

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Thirteen-year-old Alice O’Sullivan’s strength is in her attitude. She loves life and wants to make the most of it. Alice has cerebral palsy and cerebral vision impairment. She has never let physical limitations stop her from achieving her goals. Alice is a straight-A student, loves swimming, has travelled overseas, and is a talented singer. Alice…

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VisAbility Releases Gender Equality Report

VisAbility is a diverse organisation with a range of careers and occupations, ranging from therapists and professional staff to skilled support staff. Our organisation provides a supportive team environment and family friendly working conditions for all staff. In 2015 we opted to register and report to the Workplace Gender Equality Act, proving to have a successful track…

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Exclusive peek at new $10 note

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On Friday 23 June, the Reserve Bank of Australia treated VisAbility to an exclusive reveal of the new $10 bank note. Set to be released in September, the new notes have improved accessibility and theft-prevention features. A fascinating presentation was given to show VisAbility staff and clients the new note and how to go about…

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Jayde with Greg at the zoo

Basketball, goalball and the zoo: Jayde meets her idol

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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. Last year we brought you fifteen-year-old Jayde Abbott’s Story of Independence on Vimeo. Jayde joins us once again to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience: meeting one of her idols,…

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VisAbility celebrates remarkable milestone

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For over 40 years VisAbility Library has been dedicated to serving the West Australian literary community, a testament to this state’s avid readers and talented wordsmiths. In more recent times, VisAbility has kept up with changing technology by moving to digital recordings. In the last seven years alone, we’ve been providing community members with access…

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