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Making a difference – Dog-Assisted Therapy for children

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

VisAbility’s Children and Youth Services has introduced a ground-breaking new program, the first of its kind in Western Australia. Led by occupational therapists, Dog-Assisted Therapy uses highly trained Labradors to deliver creative ways for children to achieve their therapy goals. The program is being offered to schools and families out of VisAbility’s Victoria Park hub,…

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Aged Choices

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision

As I walk down the bustling Elizabeth Street in the heart of Hobart, I walk into a café and stand in line to get my caffeine fix. I notice a group of jovial elderly people sitting sipping their flat whites. Two of them have white canes and the other third one consults his talking watch…

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We’re a winner!

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision

We’re so proud to tell you that we’ve been presented with a top accolade recognising our leadership values. We’ve been presented with an award in the People2People Human Resource Management Excellence category in the Australian Institute of Management WA Pinnacle Awards. Presenting the awards Monica Kos from Channel 7 said: “Judges were looking for organisations…

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Accessibility success as sweet as honey

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Earlier this year, VisAbility’s braille transcription department was approached by local business Bee Firm NRG who has recently launched a natural, honey-based energy drink. Michael Borowiec (Bee Firm NRG’s brand development manager) spoke to our team member Leone about the proofing the first run of braille, to be included on the bottles labels. Over two trials…

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Jumpstart your future with ESLP

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Are you studying full-time in Year 12, and wondering what the future might hold for you? Maybe you’re unsure of how to plan for what’s coming next, or how to start looking for jobs? It can be a daunting time for any young person, particularly if you’re living with a disability. Though don’t despair, the Early…

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Keen explorers to set sail on the Leeuwin

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Eight adventurous youths with vision impairment from our Children and Youth Services are preparing to embark on a week-long Leeuwin Ocean Adventure voyage thanks to the support of Telethon and the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation. The youths will undertake a seven-day Youth Explorer voyage on the STS Leeuwin, a unique three-masted 1850’s barquentine, from 16 – 22…

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