Talking Vision Episode 376 14th June 2017

June 15, 2017

This week, a visitor from across the ditch. Blair Gilbert is the National Manager for Community and Life Enrichment at the Royal New Zealand Blind Foundation. The organisation has a strong history and is a well-known and prominent organisation within New Zealand.  Its focus is to support people in living their life on their own terms.

Blair was part of a visiting team with an aim to discover what was taking place in Australia around blindness and low vision and to share information and knowledge with Australian sister organisations. He chats with us about what he has seen and the comparisons and similarities between New Zealand and Australia.

Also on the program: 

  • Leona Holloway is a representative on the International council of English braille. Leona is on the program to talk about a survey in regard to possible changes to braille.
  • Scott Jacob from Vision Australia’s advocacy team discusses last month’s federal budget and what this means for people who are blind or have low vision.

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