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The Benefits of Videoconferencing in Therapy

Why we should use video-conferencing more often in therapy By Seb Della Maddalena, Manager, Therapy and Support Services “Technologies such as video-conferencing have opened up a world of opportunity for people with disability. VisAbility Manager of Therapy and Support Services Seb Della Maddalena explores the hidden, yet most significant, benefit of video-conferencing in the delivery…

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Thinking of Your Child’s Career

Ryan Honschooten, VisAbility’s Youth Support Officer in our Therapy and Support Services explores opportunities available for young people living with disability entering the workforce. In this series of three articles, Thinking of Your Child’s Career, Ryan shares his thoughts with parents and their children on how to go about finding meaningful work. “Career planning and development is…

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Dialogue sparks new perspectives

in Our Team's Vision, Stories of Independence

“How do you navigate peak-hour in pitch black? What’s it like to feel your way through a crowded footpath? How would you find and communicate with friends using only your feet, hands and sense of hearing?” (Dialogue in the Dark, 2018). On 23 January VisAbility’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Clare Allen joined other CEOs from across the…

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AIS Team achieves Web Success

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

Congratulations to our Accessible Information Services team members Vithya and David, who have successfully completed a Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility Compliance (PCWA). Undertaken through the University of South Australia, this internationally recognized professional qualification in web accessibility is vital to the team’s work. VisAbility supports other organisations in ensuring their websites meet accessibility compliance for those…

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Insider Scoop on New Stadium Station

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

On Tuesday 16 January, a week out from the Official Community Open Day, VisAbility team members and clients were given the inside scoop on the new Perth Stadium Station. The Public Transport Authority organized a familiarization tour of the station for those individuals living with disability, so come the opening of the Stadium, all guests…

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Personal Safety with Michael Pereira

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

Personal safety is vital, but it’s not always so easy to ensure. To maintain your independence, it’s important to prepare yourself to handle whatever may come your way. Michael Pereira, our Community Activity Centre Coordinator, knows that confidence and planning can go a long way to avoiding potentially dangerous situations. For over 10 years, Michael…

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Chocolate & the NDIS: Why informed choices matter

Written by Seb Della Maddalena, Manager, Therapy and Support Services. “If you didn’t know that too much chocolate wasn’t good for you, how much and what type of chocolate would you eat? White chocolate? Dark chocolate? Any chocolate? You could say some people make an ‘informed choice’ to transition to dark chocolate, in an effort to…

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Care for Carers Workshop 2018

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

Do you know a carer who would benefit from VisAbility’s upcoming workshop? Carers can be instrumental in offering emotional support, encouragement, overseeing health, wellbeing and providing reassurance to the person they care for. They can assist in retaining independence and quality of life. On Thursday 8th February 2018, we are running the Care for Carers Workshop.…

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