Adult Group Programs

If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, which are primarily aimed at adults living with low vision, please complete our short form to enquire about vision support services we offer and one of our friendly team will contact you to discuss how we can support you now and into the future.

Enquire about low vision support services

iDevice Clinics

If you live with vision impairment and require support or training on how to use the accessibility tools on a smartphone or tablet, our Assistive Technology team holds weekly iDevice Clinics or one-to-one sessions, which can answer your questions and resolve any problem you may have.
Register your interest in attending an iDevice Clinic

Dining Skills

This workshop will give you the skills to dine out with confidence. You’ll learn practical ways and low vision aids to address common eating difficulties such as:

  • Knocking items over on the table
  • “Empty fork”
  • Cutting manageable bite-sized pieces of food
  • How to fill a glass and drink pouring techniques
  • Locating items on the table by using the centering technique
  • Reading menus

Then share a delicious lunch together to practice these skills. Dining should be a pleasurable and not stressful experience!

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Duration: One session
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Register interest in joining the Dining Skills class

Look Good, Feel Good Without Sight

Have you ever struggled to find what you are looking for in your wardrobe, or to select and apply make-up? How do you know if you have put together a great looking outfit that flatters you?

The Look Good, Feel Good program aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to feel confident that you are looking your best.

This course is facilitated by a VisAbility Occupational Therapist and is supported by a qualified make-up artist for the make-up tutorial session. Both have over 20 years of experience.

Topics include:

  • Identifying barriers to feeling confident in your personal presentation
  • How to problem solve tasks you find difficult
  • Make-up tutorial
  • Wardrobe management and how to select flattering clothing
  • Identifying colour
  • Laundry challenges
  • Style personality
  • Assistive technology and low vision aids
  • Resources available to assist you further

Date: Monday 16 October – Monday 30 October 2023
1.30pm – 3.30pm (1.30pm – 4.30pm final week)
Three sessions
VisAbility, Victoria Park
Register interest in attending Look Good, Feel Good without Sight

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Night Orientation and Mobility

Explore some of the challenges and barriers of travelling during times of low light, eg at dusk or night time and learn ways to overcome these barriers. These sessions are for people with blindness and low vision, who use a white cane but do not go out at night time due to night blindness and/or feeling anxious.

In order to join these sessions, participants must have had O&M assessment and training in the past and be able to complete two routes independently during day time. If you don’t have this, then we can offer you a one-on-one assessment and training in advance to prepare you for the session. Contact us today to get the required training to be in time for this course.

Dates: Tuesday evenings, 1 August – 5 September 2023
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Duration: Weekly, for six weeks (total 18 hours)
Where: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Cost: $1,163.88

How to join the Night Orientation & Mobility Course
Learn more about the Night Orientation and Mobility course

Confident Living Group (formerly Living Well Program)

The Confident Living Group helps you understand the causes and effects of vision loss and its impact on everyday life. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your story and ideas with others in a similar situation to yours. The group is facilitated by a VisAbility Occupational Therapist.

Topics include:

  • Common eye conditions and the possible effects
  • Understanding vision loss
  • Maximising remaining vision and using other senses
  • Staying in touch: tips for using technology (eg. mobile phones), alternatives to writing, time and date and assistive technology.
  • Managing personal care: includes medication and money
  • Home management: includes cooking and dining skills
  • Stepping out: leisure and recreation, safety in the community and getting around safely.
  • Learn more about other low vision services or low vision support groups available through VisAbility.

Dates: Tuesday 15 August – Tuesday 19 September 2023, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Weekly, three-hour session over six weeks
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Register interest in attending the Confident Living Group

Falls Prevention and Recovery

Focusing on improving stability, balance and confidence to reduce risk of falls and accessing community safely and confidently.
These sessions are for people over age of 65 years with blindness and low vision who are experiencing falls and/or at risk of falls.

These sessions will be delivered by an Exercise Physiologist and Orientation & Mobility Specialist in a small group.

Date: Future dates to be confirmed. Please complete the form below to register interest in attending.
9.00am – 11.00am
Weekly, two-hour session over eight weeks
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Register interest in attending Falls Prevention and Recovery class

Cooking Skills for Beginners

Learn essential practical skills to get confidence in the kitchen and safely prepare food and cook a meal. Explore adaptive strategies and make use of aids and equipment to build independence in the kitchen.

Date: Future dates to be confirmed. Please complete the form below to register interest in attending.
10.30am – 12.30pm
Weekly, two hour session over six weeks
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Register interest in attending Cooking Skills for Beginners.

Braille classes

Join our Braille classes each week to learn or improve reading Braille.

Register your interest in attending a Braille class.