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A great production – our Sensory Stories project takes shape

Reading is one of life’s great pleasures. There are so many benefits introducing books to children at a young age. However, for youngsters who are vision impaired or blind, it can be difficult finding books which they can truly appreciate and enjoy. VisAbility recently secured a Telethon Grant from the Channel 7 Telethon Trust to…

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How the ‘power of positivity’ helped Harrison through cancer of the optic-nerve

Harrison Fry’s nickname is ‘Head-banger’ – given to him by his friends because of his love of the rock group ACDC. He plays bass guitar and enjoys singing. The 22-year-old is studying at North Metropolitan TAFE for a Certificate III in Library Information Services. He enjoys research, reading online and technology and has aspirations to…

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Outgoing CEO Dr Clare Allen looks back on her time at VisAbility

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision, Uncategorized

As we say farewell to our outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), we want to say thank-you to Dr Clare Allen. She’s leaving us to take up a new appointment in South Australia after six-and-a-half-years with us. She departs VisAbility soon after the organisation has secured the HESTA Award for Outstanding Organisation and an Australian Institute…

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Magnifying Options

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

A magnifier is a lens or combination of lenses that make something appear larger.

Lindisfarne resident Basil Hickey has a large collection of magnifiers to help aid in his day to day life. Ranging from small to large, electronic and hand held, over the years Basil’s collection has grown.

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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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