Talking Vision Episode 463 20th February 2019

February 21, 2019

We hear from Norman “Ed” Bailey who was recently acknowledged on the Australia Day Honours list for his services to the performing arts. Ed established a well-known youth theatre and served on the drama league board. He lost his vision ten years ago but is still involved in theatre.

Also on the program, Kate from our Advocacy and Engagement Team gives up an update on all the work taking place around audio description and silent cars campaigns. 

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Talking Vision Episode 462 13 February 2019

February 15, 2019

Ross McGregor is a musician, songwriter and music producer and was recently inducted into the Tamworth Music Hands of Fame for his services to country music. He’s also one of the few blind music producers in Australia. He chats about what he loves about music and his work for the past 40 years.
Also on the program, Frances Keyland presents a very special reader recommended with No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani which recently won The Victorian Prize for Literature, and the Prize for Non-Fiction.

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Talking Vision Episode 461 4th February 2019

February 7, 2019

According to new research Universities across Australia are failing to adequately address the needs of students who are blind or have low vision. We speak with Vision Australia Lead Policy Advisor at Vision Australia about the findings and recommendations.
Also on the program, we give a snap-shop of just some of the fabulous audio described theatre taking place over the next couple of months.

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Talking Vision Episode 460 30th January 2019

February 1, 2019

Musician and braille music teacher Dorothy Hamilton was recognised in the Australia Day Honours list for her services to music. In honour of her achievement we replay a documentary about Dorothy called Meet Dorothy Hamilton.
This documentary was produced and presented by Glen Morrow from his Stories of You podcast series. It originally aired on Talking Vision in September 2015.

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Talking Vision Episode 458 16th January 2019

January 29, 2019

Stacy’s Holman Prize ambition is to research, develop and launch a website for travellers who are blind or have low vision. The Blind Travelers Network would give blind individuals crowdsourced knowledge about the accessible places and services that they can’t currently access anywhere else

The Holman Prize is an international competition that supports the emerging adventurousness and can-do spirit of blind and low vision people worldwide.  The Prize provides financial backing – up to $25,000 – for three individuals to explore the world and push their limits.

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Talking Vision Episode 457 9th January 2019

January 10, 2019

We speak with one of the 2018 Holman Prize winners Red Szell. Red’s “Extreme Triathlon” includes a 10-mile ride through a notably hazardous bog-land, a 200-foot abseil followed by a swim through open ocean, and a climb up the 213-foot ocean spire called Am Buachaille. Red plans to document the whole endeavor, a message to other blind people not to give up their passions because of a change in vision.

The Holman Prize is an international competition that supports the emerging adventurousness and can-do spirit of blind and low vision people worldwide.  The Prize provides financial backing – up to $25,000 – for three individuals to explore the world and push their limits.

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Talking Vision Episode 456 26th December 2018

December 20, 2018

This week, tune in to the joy of braille and music with our most popular show of the year, the 2018 National Braille Music Camp. Every year in late June, blind music students and their mentors from around Australia come together for the National Braille Music Camp at Mittagong in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. One of the camp leaders Jordie Howell, co-hosts this program with Stella in which they speak with two camp participants and play some of the music created during the week of celebration and fun learning.

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Talking Vision Episode 455 19th December 2018

December 20, 2018

It’s all about books this week. We speak with Louise Curtin, who is retiring after 21 years with Vision Australia. Louise began as a teacher at our Burwood school and went on to establish the wonderful children’s library Feelix where she worked for the past 16 years.

Also on the program, Frances Keyland from the library presents a summer reading guide to get you through those long lazy days of summer.

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Talking Vision Episode 454 12th December 2018

December 13, 2018

We catch up with Kenyan disability advocate Paul Mugambi who has been in the country for the past two year studying at the ANU in Canberra. Paul is passionate about advocacy also the power and potential of radio as an information tool. Our conversation with him is also a sobering reminder of how fortunate many of us are to live in Australia.

Also on the program, we hear from a couple of organisations that were present at Vision Australia’s recent open day in Kooyong.

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