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Development brings accessible homes to Perth

in Be Empowered, Latest News

Does Australia have enough homes built with accessibility at the forefront of design? Sadly, it seems not. Latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that 36% of households contain a person with a disability. However, there’s only a few specially-built homes which are accessible to all. That’s why it’s always refreshing to learn…

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The future of sound and video is 360 Immersive

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision, Uncategorized

It’s a new technology which has so much potential – 360 video and audio. It adds an extra dimension and can captivate an audience. For those with a disability it opens-up opportunities, making the impossible possible. VisAbility was invited to demonstrate its potential at the National Disability Scheme (NDS) WA State Conference with a presentation…

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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”

in Be Empowered, Latest News, Stories of Independence

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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David bats into action to bring blind cricket players together

If you’re passionate about sport, it’s only natural that you’ll want to share your enthusiasm with others. David Martin is such an ardent fan of blind cricket, that he’s going the extra mile by offering one-on-one free cricketing lessons. David’s aim? To establish a blind cricket group in Karratha. His tuition is open to all,…

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