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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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Gender Equality Report 2019

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VisAbility is a diverse organisation with a range of careers and occupations. Our staff include therapists, skilled support officers and professional managers. We aim to promote strategies and policies to ensure both women and men are equally valued and rewarded. In 2015, we opted to register and report to the Workplace Gender Equality Act, proving…

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Reunited thanks to VisAbility – a long lost friendship

Reunion stories can be so uplifting, when people meet as friends, form strong bonds, but then circumstances mean they lose touch before meeting again. At VisAbility we have our own reunion story with an unusual twist. Holiday program As a child Marija Clark, Social Worker at VisAbility, participated in school holiday programs held by the…

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Who’s who in Early Childhood Intervention

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VisAbility’s Manager of Therapy Services Seb Della Maddalena explores what it means to be an Early Childhood Intervention professional, and how this is changing with the roll out of the NDIS. Disability professional service providers typically employ allied health professionals (therapists) from backgrounds in occupational therapy, speech pathology, and physiotherapy. Therapists working in Early Childhood…

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