July 27, 2017
This week, we chat with Carmel Jolley who recently retired as case manager for Vision Australia. Carmel talks about her work life over the course of 17 years as a person with low vision, the changes she has experienced and her pleasure of working with people.
Also on the program, Belinda Wilson from our Advocacy and engagement team discusses Vision Australia’s further education bursary program which is opening shortly for all higher education students.
July 20, 2017
This week, we speak with athlete, adventurer, motivational speaker and author Nick Gleeson about the launch of his memoir, The Many Ways of Seeing.
Nick’s life changed forever at age seven when an electronic swinging supermarket door hit him on the side of his head, causing a retinal detachment.
Nick’s story is one of triumph over adversity and his memoir charts his childhood in the working class suburb of Melbourne through to his university years and subsequent career.
Also on the program we hear from Marcus Bleechmore from our Policy Advocacy & Engagement team with a My Aged Care Update.
July 13, 2017
This week, Stella speaks with Tess Herbert who is young, blind and gay to discover what it’s like to be a part of two minorities and a generation that is lambasted for having it too easy. Tess is confident, positive and proud of who she is and thinks she is part of a lucky generation both as someone who is blind and someone who is gay.
Also on the program, we celebrate Christmas in July and Julie from the Vision Shop talks computers.
July 6, 2017
This week on the program Stella speaks with Sarah Barton director of the new Australian documentary Defiant Lives – the rise and triumph of the disability rights movement.
The documentary features interviews with over 30 leading disability rights activists and more than 600 pieces of archival footage from around the world. Defiant Lives reframes disability as a human rights issue to sit along-side the civil rights and the gay rights movements.
Also on the program, Frances Keyland with a reader recommended for NAIDOC week.