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Talking Vision Special ‘Episode 1 of Studio 1′ 12th February 2020

Talking Vision Special ‘Episode 1 of Studio 1′ 12th February 2020

February 12, 2020

This week Talking Vision we present a special edition featuring the first episode of the new Vision Australia Radio program Studio 1!


The first episode Studio 1 - Vision Australia Radio’s brand new show that takes a look at life in Australia from a low vision and blind point of view.

This week presenter Matthew Layton takes a look at the bushfire crisis from a low-vision perspective by travelling to Orbost in rural Victoria to talk to Tina Kresojevic, who tells us what it’s like to face a sixty foot wall of flame when you can’t see it coming.

The show also features a panel discussion that talks about preparing for and recovering from a bushfire from both a practical and an emotional perspective.

Next week’s show seeks to answer the question that most people living with low vision and blindness fin it so hard to answer…

“How much can you see?”


If you have a good way of answering that question, please let us know:


Text or call: 04 500 78834 – or 04 500 STUDIO


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Please also get in touch if you have a topic you’d like us to cover in future shows


Panel guests and resources:

Tammey Candeloro, Australian Counselling Association Registered Counsellor and Proprietor, Counselling 4 You WA,

If you were affected by any of the issues in the show and like Tammey’s empathetic yet no-nonsenses you can call her on 0423 93 15 74

Diana Palmer, Executive Officer IDEAS.

For access to the incredible array of resources and information available through IDEAS, call their helpline for free on 1800 029 904 or visit

Troy Pearl, National Wellbeing Health and Safety Manager, Vision Australia

Talking Vision Episode 513 5th January 2020

Talking Vision Episode 513 5th January 2020

February 6, 2020

Vision Australia Radio’s new program, Studio 1, takes a look at a topic of the week from a blindness and low vision perspective. We chat with host, Matthew Layton on how people can get involved.

Stephen Jolley has extended and lively conversation with Jan Miller OAM who was recently acknowledged with an Australia Day Honour for her considerable work in radio.

The current bushfire situation across the country is impacting a number of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, their families, carers and providers. We chat with General Manager, Chris Faulkner from the National Disability Insurance Agency. 

Talking Vision Ep 512

Talking Vision Ep 512

January 31, 2020

Who doesn’t love a holiday? However, for many people who a blind or have low vision, navigating your way around an international airport terminal can feel like anything but a holiday. We chat with Nicole Ryan and Virgina Smedley from Melbourne Airport about their Hidden Disability Lanyard Program which aims to reduce the stress and confusion that can often accompany a visit through the airport.

Also on the show, we speak with educators Melissa Fanshaw and Dr Melissa Cain who answer the question: How can teachers best support students who can’t access the curriculum and content through their vision?

Talking Vision Episode 512 29th January 2020
Talking Vision Episode 511 22nd January 2020

Talking Vision Episode 511 22nd January 2020

January 23, 2020

Can going blind ever be funny? We chat with blind comedian Tom Skelton about his upcoming show 2020 Visions: What if I hadn’t of gone blind? Tom believes that laughing about blindness can reduce stigma and make it seem less of a frightening ordeal.

Also on the program, university which can be doubly daunting if you’re blind or have low vision. Vision Australia is hosting a stand-up for your rights webinar and we chat with former university student and webinar panelist, Jane about the event and how to advocate for your rights as a student. 

Talking Vision Episode 510 15th January 2019

Talking Vision Episode 510 15th January 2019

January 16, 2020

In a first, the Melbourne Fashion Festival is providing audio description in its 2020 event.

We chat with Melbourne Fashion Festival General Manager Yolanda Finch and Vildana from Vision Australia’s Service Design team about this exciting initiative and the role fashion plays for all people with a disability.

Also on the program, we chat with Project Manager Adelina Holloway about  Vision Australia’s new program for seniors who blind or have low vision. ‘Be Connected’ is aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.

Talking Vision Episode 509 6th January 2019

Talking Vision Episode 509 6th January 2019

January 9, 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.

Talking Vision Episode 508 1st January 2020
Talking Vision Episode 507 25th December 2019
Talking Vision Episode 506 18th December 2019

Talking Vision Episode 506 18th December 2019

December 19, 2019

With ABC Radio declining to broadcast coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. Advocate and sports-enthusiast, Stephen Jolley, believes this will exclude the blindness and low vision community from a national conversation. We replay an interview with Peter Greco and Stephen how people can lobby the national broadcaster to change their decision.

Also on the program, President of Blind Citizens Australia, John Simpson, on highlights for 2019 and what’s coming up for the association in 2020.