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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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Strong Eyes, Strong Communities – a five year vision for the Indigenous community

The statistics don’t make comfortable reading. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely than non-Indigenous people to be blind or have low vision. They also wait much longer for cataract surgery, up to 63% longer. But now a planned initiative aims to reverse that trend and to help people experiencing vision…

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