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.


Talking Vision Episode 453 5th November 2018

December 6, 2018

This week we hear from Melissa Fanshaw and Dr. Melissa Cain about their research project, Perceptions of students with a vision impairment their parents and teachers in mainstream schooling.

Also on the program, our Kooyong office at Vision Australia recently held an open day and we had the chance to speak with a range of people responsible for some of the  wonderful services on offer.


Talking Vision Episode 451 21st November 2018

November 22, 2018

This week on the program we speak with Gerrard Gossans, patron of International Day of People with Disability here in Australia. The day aims to increase public awareness and acceptance of people with a disability. Co-hosting this interview is James Malone.

Once again, retail coordinator Julie Scott from the Vision store is back on the show. This time, we talk Christmas gift ideas.

Finally, audiobook giveaways.

Be sure not to miss this one!


Talking Vision 450 12th November 2018

November 14, 2018

The National Boys Choir was recognised with a youth award at the Vision Australia Awards this year. The choir has performed at Carols by Candlelight, every year since 1988. Stella speaks with artistic director Peter Casey about the choir and some of the changes in the last thirty years. 

The tables are then turned with Stella being interviewed as a producer for a new wellbeing audio series on wellbeing from a blindness and low vision perspective.


Talking Vision 449 5th November 2018

November 7, 2018

We have an extended conversation with John Rafferty from Canada’s CNIB. John discusses some of the major changes that have taken place in the organisation in the last decade including the four ambitions they have for Canadians who are blind or have low vision. Plus there’s news and information.


Talking Vision 448 29th October 2018

November 7, 2018

We speak with Sara Lui who is a research fellow at the Monash Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) about a report by Vision Australia and MUARC on the impact of quiet cars and bicycles on pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.
We hear from young writer Olivia Muscat about her recent publication and writing as a blind person and Frances Keyland presents a reader recommended.


Talking Vision Episode 447 22nd October 2018

October 25, 2018

Before her vision loss Margaret Connell was a keen scuba diver and began painting to capture the beautiful coral reefs she had seen over the years. Her work will appear in Vision Australia’s 2019 large print artist calendar. Stella chats to Margaret about her scuba diving experiences and her joy at rediscovering painting.

Also on the show – tickets are now on sale for Vision Australia’s Carol’s by Candlelight and you can find out how to get involved in the lead up to the big event plus we have all the details of our career start program.


Talking Vision 2018 AGM Special

October 19, 2018

Talking Vision 2018 Vision Australia AGM Special

Vision Australia held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18th October. In this special Talking Vision you hear can highlights from the AGM and other proceedings


  • Chair Andrew Moffet
  • CEO Ron Hooton
  • Client Guest Speaker and Vision Australia Australia Award recipient Nick Gleeson

Talking Vision Episode 446 17th October 2018

October 18, 2018

Vision Australia recently held an event to preview the new $50 note which includes the important accessibility feature of tactile markings. Amongst the guests was Australia’s federal treasurer and member for Kooyong the Hon. Josh Frydenberg and also Assistant Governor for the Reserve Bank of Australia Lindsay Boulton.

Stephen Jolley got an opportunity to speak with both Josh and Lindsay about the new note and what these means for the blindness community.

We also hear from members of Vision Australia’s Advocacy and Engagement Team about the upcoming Victorian state election and Vision Australia’s election priorities and call to action.

Julie Scott from the Vision Store chats to us about Vision Australia’s calendar’s and diaries.