Talking Vision Episode 467 20 March 2019

March 20, 2019

Joana d’Orey-Novo is a Senior Investigator/Conciliator and Policy and Education Officer at the Australian Human Rights Commission and also one of the speakers at a recent Vision Australia career day. Joana offer insights and advice on technology, recognising great opportunities and the importance of communication skills for a person who is blind or has low vision.

Also on the program, Janene Sadhu, president of BCA women’s branch chats about what the branch can offer women and how to get involved.

Talking Vision Episode 466 13th March 2019

March 15, 2019

As part of World Gluacoma Week, March 11-16, we speak with Gaela Hilditch who lives with Glaucoma and runs a regular support group.  Glaucoma is a complex condition and often presents with little to no prior symptoms. Vision Australia orthoptist, Anita Egan, discusses some treatment options and the importance of eye health care. 

Talking Vision Episode 465 6th March 2019

March 7, 2019

It is a special talking vision this week as March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day that celebrates the achievements of all women.

We chat with actor, artist and performer Sarah Houlbot and her busy time on stage and film. Also on the program, Vildana Praljak discusses the upcoming Vision Australia event Leadership, Fashion and Wine with guest inspirational speaker Fur Wale.  

Talking Vision Episode 464 27th February 2019

February 28, 2019

We catch up with CEO of Vision Australia, Ron Hooton to chat about the developments in Vision Australia’s Children Services area.


Anthea Taylor is also on the program with library information and the exciting progress on the Marrakesh Treaty.


Jonathan Craig editor of Blind Citizens Australia magazine discusses the latest edition just out.

Talking Vision Episode 463 20th February 2019

February 21, 2019

We hear from Norman “Ed” Bailey who was recently acknowledged on the Australia Day Honours list for his services to the performing arts. Ed established a well-known youth theatre and served on the drama league board. He lost his vision ten years ago but is still involved in theatre.

Also on the program, Kate from our Advocacy and Engagement Team gives up an update on all the work taking place around audio description and silent cars campaigns. 

Talking Vision Episode 462 13 February 2019

February 15, 2019

Ross McGregor is a musician, songwriter and music producer and was recently inducted into the Tamworth Music Hands of Fame for his services to country music. He’s also one of the few blind music producers in Australia. He chats about what he loves about music and his work for the past 40 years.
Also on the program, Frances Keyland presents a very special reader recommended with No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani which recently won The Victorian Prize for Literature, and the Prize for Non-Fiction.

Talking Vision Episode 461 4th February 2019

February 7, 2019

According to new research Universities across Australia are failing to adequately address the needs of students who are blind or have low vision. We speak with Vision Australia Lead Policy Advisor at Vision Australia about the findings and recommendations.
Also on the program, we give a snap-shop of just some of the fabulous audio described theatre taking place over the next couple of months.

Talking Vision Episode 460 30th January 2019

February 1, 2019

Musician and braille music teacher Dorothy Hamilton was recognised in the Australia Day Honours list for her services to music. In honour of her achievement we replay a documentary about Dorothy called Meet Dorothy Hamilton.
This documentary was produced and presented by Glen Morrow from his Stories of You podcast series. It originally aired on Talking Vision in September 2015.

Talking Vision Episode 458 16th January 2019

January 29, 2019

Stacy’s Holman Prize ambition is to research, develop and launch a website for travellers who are blind or have low vision. The Blind Travelers Network would give blind individuals crowdsourced knowledge about the accessible places and services that they can’t currently access anywhere else

The Holman Prize is an international competition that supports the emerging adventurousness and can-do spirit of blind and low vision people worldwide.  The Prize provides financial backing – up to $25,000 – for three individuals to explore the world and push their limits.