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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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Why I bought the ‘Tree of Life’

in Latest News, Uncategorized

VisAbility clients at the Community Activity Centre spent months working on the ‘Tree of Life’, an intricate mosaic sculpture. Incorporating very small tiles, it was entered into the Darlington Arts Festival where Graeme Murray, an oil scientist, decided to buy it. The 59-year-old lives with his partner Michael and numerous cats, dogs, parrots, bandicoots, lizards…

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The future of sound and video is 360 Immersive

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision, Uncategorized

It’s a new technology which has so much potential – 360 video and audio. It adds an extra dimension and can captivate an audience. For those with a disability it opens-up opportunities, making the impossible possible. VisAbility was invited to demonstrate its potential at the National Disability Scheme (NDS) WA State Conference with a presentation…

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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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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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