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Development brings accessible homes to Perth

in Be Empowered, Latest News

Does Australia have enough homes built with accessibility at the forefront of design? Sadly, it seems not. Latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that 36% of households contain a person with a disability. However, there’s only a few specially-built homes which are accessible to all. That’s why it’s always refreshing to learn…

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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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John’s story: “I lost my sight just as I was preparing for retirement”

in Be Empowered, Latest News, Stories of Independence

John Aitken is the picture of fitness working out at the Exercise Clinic at VisAbility. The 65-year-old has less than 10% sight but comes twice a week under the guidance of Kane Perris, Sport and Recreation Officer. John’s aim is to gain muscle mass, improve his posture and to challenge himself physically. It’s marked contrast…

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