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Addressing fashion, style and make-up with vision loss

in Be Empowered, Latest News, Our Team's Vision

Do you have your own personal style? It was a question asked to our vision impaired clients who attended our ‘Look Good, Feel Confident’ series of workshops. The group program consisted of three sessions, developed and facilitated by one of our qualified occupational therapists, Rebecca Comber-Short. Aspects covered included wardrobe management, make-up and grooming, and…

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‘Befriend’ a stranger – initiative embraces social connections

in Be Empowered, Latest News, Uncategorized

The rise of the digital age means we are less socially connected than ever before. Being socially connected is about building personal relationships with others, the bonds we forge and the rapports we establish. We know there are many benefits if we have strong connections including better physical and mental health. The beginnings of Befriend…

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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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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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