February 25, 2021
February is Retinitis Pigmentosa Awareness Month and we hear from a young woman who’s going to share her story of being diagnosed and living with the condition, plus a Vision Australia orthoptist chatting about some of the specific ways an orthoptist can support and assist people with RP
Plus, news from the Centre for Eye Research Australia about about a survey on genetic therapies for inherited retinal diseases.
February 23, 2021
Frances Keyland presents a Reader Recommended, The Duke and I by romance writer Julia Quinn and part of the Bridgerton series.
Noted for their humour and sharp and witty dialogue, the books are said to be a modern twist of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the twist being sex and passion rather than arm-in-arm promenading.
The Vision Australia Library has nine of the Bridgerton books available in DAISY audio beginning with The Duke and I which sees the ‘irresistible’, Duke of Hastings shunning marriage and society until Daphne Bridgerton agrees to a fake courtship. Each benefit from the sham courtship but neither of them counted on love finding a way.
February 18, 2021
We chat with the Victorian Law Reform Commission about its review on reforming the law to make it easier for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision to serve on juries. The commission wants to hear from people about their experiences.
Also on the program, information about the Seeing Eye Dog masterclass series for all dog handlers and Frances is on with a Reader Recommended from the Library.
You can find out more about the Victorian Law Reform Commission and access the survey here
You can find out about the Seeing Eye Dog masterclass plus register here.
February 11, 2021
Victoria’s blind and low vision community are celebrating increased access to public transport after an expansion to the state’s Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP).
We speak with the Uber’s General Manager for Mobility, Dom Taylor plus Government Relations lead here at Vision Australia, Chris Edwards about this exciting development.
Also on the program, if you’ve been involved in NDIS feedback Vision Australia’s NDIS team wants to hear from and Frances Keyland is on the program with a Reader Recommended.
February 4, 2021
Offering $25,000 in prize money, the Holman Prize is open to anyone the world over who is blind or legally blind. We chat with LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin about how to enter and what makes a Holman Prize winner.
We also feature the first of a series of interviews from psychologist Courtney McKee, who catches up with a young musician to talk about the way transformed his life after he lost his vision.
And we hear from a young writer about her piece in a new anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia as well as other topics like siblings, the role of humour and navigating life with a disability.
January 27, 2021
We speak with Michelle Bowler from the Australia wide free legal service Your Story which was established to give advice to people who are interested in sharing their story in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
And we chat with Donna Fahie from Vision Australia's Perth office about a regular social group event and other news about the Perth office.
Plus news and information including news from Talking Vision host Stella Glorie.
January 20, 2021
On this week’s episode of Talking Vision, Tess Herbert sits down for a chat with Holman Prize winner and two-time Paralympian Tyler Merren.
Tyler is the creator of the Revision Audio Fitness App, which enables users who are blind or have low vision to access a wide range of exercise and fitness programs in an accessible format on their phone, tablet or computer.
January 11, 2021
We celebrate World Braille Day
January 1, 2021
Ken Brandt has led a fun and adventurous life and had a successful business career despite, or perhaps in part because of, having low vision. He recently published his book Positive Vision, he chats with Sam Colley about his decision to write the book and why he believes having low vision is no barrier to a full and rewarding life.