October 15, 2020
We celebrate White Cane Day and chat with a young white cane user Sam, his father Jim and orientation and mobility specialist Darren.
Also on the program, Donna Dyson has chosen White Cane Day to release her latest single I Close My Eyes to See. We talk with Donna about her motivation to write the song and what White Cane Day means to her.
October 6, 2020
Tess Herbert joins us to chat about some of the challenges of moving house when you not only have low vision but during a pandemic. She also speaks with Sally Aurisch from Blind Citizens Australia’s involvement in a film festival focussing on disability.
And we hear from Greg Kennedy from the Australian Blind Bowls Association who is encouraging everyone to get outside, get involved and get bowling.
September 24, 2020
Cocky Guides provides adventure tours for people who are blind or have low vision. It recently celebrated its second anniversary and we chat with founder (and head adventurer) Buck McFarlane along with regular participant Cathy, who says the tours provide her with the adventure she had longed for.
September 18, 2020
We chat with Damian McMorrow Lead Technology Advisor at Vision Australia’s AT help desk about an upcoming webinar on how technology can assist with dog guide mobility.
Also on the program, we chat with Dr Raymond Wong from the Centre for Eye Research Australia on the development he world’s most detailed retinal gene atlas and how this might be a key to resorting sight.
September 11, 2020
Victorians will be voting the upcoming local council elections this October. Running for the first time is Jason Whiter who has low vision and is a very active member of his community. He’s on the program to chat about some of the positive impacts council can implement for disabled people.
Also on the program, Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is going virtual for its upcoming conference. We hear from BCA’s Sally Aurisch about what this will look like and how people can get involved. And Frances Keyland is on the program with a reader recommended.
September 3, 2020
The Paralympics documentary, Rising Phoenix has been launched on Netflix – on the date when the Paralympics was due to begin. We hear from Tess Herbert who’s in conversation with Matt Collins about their thoughts on the documentary including the audio description.
Also on the program, we chat with Maurice Gleeson who’s been recent appointed as president of the International Blind Tennis Association has garnered much applause.
Plus we have some news and information.
August 13, 2020
This week we bring you all the joy and music from the Braille Music Camp 2019. Held in Mittagong NSW every year the camp gives young singers and music makers the opportunity to be empowered by other blind people in a place where braille is the norm and blindness is the majority.
August 6, 2020
“A place where people can talk to each other is one of the most effective ways they can get back to restoring a life that they feel like they’ve lost (after vision loss).”
This week we feature an extended conversation with Cameron Algie who reflects on 14 years of working as a Quality Living Group Coordinator for Vision Australia.
July 30, 2020
We speak with Associate Professor Lyndell Lim from the Centre for Eye Research Australia about new research into diabetic retinopathy and the ways in which people with diabetes can maintain eye health.
Also on the program, we hear about an exciting new social inclusion program from Vision Australia including online workshops in creative writing and English conversation.
Plus we have an audio guide to putting on a mask safely and efficiently.