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VisAbility recognises and celebrates the achievements of ‘People and Places’ who share our vision for independence. The awards underpin VisAbility’s values of:

  • Greatness
  • Opportunity
  • Belonging
  • Visible and;
  • Empathy

The 6 categories that are awarded include:

  • Personal Achievement
  • Inclusion
  • Regional
  • Excellence
  • Family Leadership; and
  • Community

Eligibility

Western Australian Places or People living with or connected to disability or vision impairment.

Closing Date

Nominations open on Monday 10 September and close Monday 1 October 2018. Winners will be announced at the VisAbility Family Picnic on 17 November 2018.

How to Apply

Make your application using the online form via the links below each award category. If you have difficulty accessing the online form or require more information, please email awards@visability.com.au.

Sponsored Award Categories


Personal Achievement – Sponsored by Angus Stewert

A person living with disability and/or vision impairment who strived to overcome hardship either financial, personal or physical to achieve their academic and social goals.

  • Junior  – Open to secondary school students – $250 award
  • Post Secondary – Applicant must be full time or part time at a tertiary level with an age limit of 29 – $750 award and $500 award
  • Open – Applicant must be 30 years plus, with a particular emphasis on a contribution to the wider community – $1000 award.

Nominate online here


Inclusion – Sponsored by the Ida Lloyd Fellowship

The Ida Lloyd Fellowship is to assist young people who are blind or vision impaired to develop their social skills and independent living skills to assist their inclusion and participation into their community. Nominees were invited to apply for funding for activities which promote the objectives of the Fellowship. This could include course fees, camp fees or specific equipment relating to enhanced independence.

The awards are open to people under the age of 30.

Applicants may apply for up to $1000.

Nominate online here


Regional – Sponsored by Fred and Lorna Craggs

To assist young people living in regional areas of WA who are blind or vision impaired to engage in the wider community. Funding may be used to support additional expenses related to regional travel or participation in activities based in metropolitan areas of WA.

The awards are open to people under the age of 30.

Applicants may apply for up to $1000.

Nominate online here


Excellence – Sponsored by Fred and Lorna Craggs

A young person (18 years or younger) living with disability and/or vision impairment who has demonstrated excellence in a chosen field. For example, academic, social, music, community engagement etc.

  • School aged children (both primary and secondary) – applicants may apply for up to $1000.

Nominate online here

Acknowledgement Awards Categories


Excellence – Professional

A professional who has shared VisAbility’s vision for independence, enabling a young person(s) with disability or vision impairment to achieve in a chosen field.

Nominate online here


Family Leadership

A parent or family member who has created opportunities for people with disability to achieve greatness through mentoring, leadership and empathy.

Nominate online here


Community

An organisation or environment that has ensured that people with disability are given the opportunity of equal access to others.

Nominate online here