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Creativity Counts

in Be Empowered, Latest News, Stories of Independence

For Launceston woman Joan Webb education is the key to a long healthy life. Joan has age related macular degeneration in both eyes, the principal cause for legal blindness in 50% of Australians. Treatment can help, however the condition can’t be cured. Not to let obstacles stand in her way, at 91 Joan just completed a Doctor of…

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Building Better Beginnings

in Latest News, Stories of Independence

On Tuesday 20 March, the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) and VisAbility launched the Baby Ways Touch and Feel Backpacks in celebration of World Storytelling Day. From 2015 to 2017, VisAbility collaborated with the SLWA on the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program, an initiative that sees all Western Australian newborn babies receive a reading…

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Therapy and Support Services Manager, Seb Della Maddalena ponders how non-text cues are a part of everyday life. “Across generations, people have referred to the three Rs; Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. And yes, these are important. Emphasis is placed on developing reading skills, and rightly so, but we also shouldn’t forget the importance of pictures…

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On Board the Tenacious: Ryan’s first month at sea

Earlier this year, our Youth Support Officer (and brave explorer) Ryan Honschooten set sail on his three-month adventure at sea. On board the Tenacious, Ryan was planning to sail an almost complete circular navigation of the world. The crew would sail around Cape Horn, tackling the treacherous weather and strong winds. We’re following his 89-day…

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Albany clients treated to Royal Relay

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As the 2018 Commonwealth Games gears up for a start in April, the traditional Baton Relay reaches its final stage. The Baton’s journey began some twelve months ago in London at Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s message contained within the Baton has made an extensive international trip, zigzagging all over the world before landing in Australia…

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