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Have you met Shannon?

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We’d love you to meet Shannon, our new Occupational Therapist (OT) who has recently joined our team at the VisAbility Children’s Therapy Centre. Shannon and her boyfriend towed a U-Haul trailer some 4000 km, all the way from Kalgoorlie (Western Australia) to start a new life in Tassie. Shannon’s interest to become an OT was sparked…

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Team members help bring new app to life

in Latest News, Our Team's Vision, Stories of Independence

Last week, Microsoft launched a new navigation app, called Soundscape. A cutting-edge application that empowers people living with vision impairment and blindness the ability to explore the world around them through 3D sound. We’re so proud that two of our team members, Vithya Vijayakumare and David Vosnacos played an important role in contributing to the apps…

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VisAbility welcomes GDA Board and CEOs

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

VisAbility was delighted to host the Royal Guide Dogs Australia Board and the Guide Dogs Australia Chief Executive Officers at the Perron Centre on Saturday 8 September. The 13 attendees, which include VisAbility’s CEO Dr Clare Allen and VisAbility’s Chair of the Board Mrs Debbie Schaffer (OAM), meet bi-annually to discuss progress against the GDA…

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Dining with Logan

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

This month, 21 year old Logan Shepperd is hosting a Dining in the Dark event to help raise money and awareness for Guide Dogs Tasmania. Logan lost his sight 18 months ago, and has been working with VisAbility on his orientation and mobility for the past year to become more independent and active. The sessions…

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School Holiday Program Fun

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Welcome back to our collection of Stories of Independence. Guest writers are invited to share their own personal experiences, or express their views on the world around them. Below, Chloe Von and Caitlin Hannen-Williams, two clients of VisAbility Children’s Services recalls the excitement and fun they had on the recent July School Holiday Program. Let’s step into Chloe and…

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Image of the STS Leeuwin at sea, courtesy of Sailleeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation.

Meet our 10 brave explorers

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Earlier this year we called for some brave, adventurous youths in our Children and Youth Services to head out to sea on the STS Leeuwin, a unique three-masted 1850’s barquentine. Thanks to Telethon, VisAbility was able to offer 10 keen explorers over the age of 14 to undertake a 7-day Youth Explorer Voyage. As Ryan…

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