September 28, 2017
This week on Talking Vision, on September 20th the Reserve Bank of Australia rolled out the new tactile $10 note.
In early September Vision Australia hosted a pre-launch for this momentous occasion. Stephen Jolley was there on the day on behalf of Talking Vision and you’ll hear speeches and interviews from the day including federal Member for Higgins and Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer and Samantha Marsh from Blind Citizens Australia.
Also on the program, we chat with Nemoy Malcolm about Vision Australia’s Peer Support Program and the many ways it can assist people who are blind or have low vision.
September 21, 2017
Chef Penny Melville Brown is the creator of Baking Blind a YouTube series that features Penny cooking with a range of different people from all walks of life. Her aim is to connect people through the “universal language of food and cooking”.
Penny is Holman Prize winner and is using her prize money to travel Penny will travel to Costa Rica, Malawi, Australia, China and the United States, all over the course of a year. Along the way, she will meet chefs, teach blind people and community leaders the techniques and panache of blind baking, and film these encounters to ensure that people change their assumptions about the capabilities of blind chefs.
She chats with Stella on the eve of her departure date about the thrill of winning the prize, her own vision loss and what a chef takes with her when packing her bags.
Also on the program Nemoy Malcolm, Peer Support coordinator at Vision Australia discusses how the Peer Support program can assist people through life’s challenges.
September 14, 2017
With the announcement of the inaugural Holman Prize this week it seems fitting to replay an interview with CEO of The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired based in San Francisco, Bryan Bashin.
The prize, which funds the ambitions of blind people worldwide, is an initiative of The Lighthouse and in this interview from February 2017 Bryan discusses the history of the organisation, its main philosophy and also the exciting news about the Holman Prize.
September 7, 2017
This week we speak with Vision Australia Radio volunteer Rosemary Penn. Rosemary has been volunteering with the Adelaide station for close to 35 years and has recently been honoured with a nomination for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution award with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. We chat with Rosemary about her early connection with Vision Australia Radio and what motivates her to continue to keep volunteering.
We also speak with Haylee Revel from Vision Australia’s marketing team chats about the launch of the organisations 2018 diaries and calendars.
And, Frances Keyland is on with a Reader Recommended and this time around it Kerry Greenwood’s Taman Shud.