October 8, 2019
We chat with MP Dr Katie Allen. Dr Allen was a guest at the launch of the tactile twenty dollar note at our Kooyong centre.
Also on the program, we talk Vision Australia bursaries and we hear from our Gosford office and its big day of festivities planned for White Cane Day.
October 1, 2019
A special extended Talking Vision this week with the recording of the reveal of the new twenty-dollar tactile banknote. Vision Australia and the Reserved Bank of Australia (RBA) were proud to host the official reveal at our Kooyong centre, In the program today you will hear from: Dr Katie Allen Member for Higgins, Bill Jolley, Vision Australia Board Member, Lindsay Boulton from the Reserve Bank of Australia and Marie Quirke from the Royal Flying Doctors.
September 26, 2019
We play an episode from the wellbeing audio series Don’t Eat the Whole Elephant on Identity.
Vildana thought she was doing a great job of hiding her low vision until she was asked to leave a venue for being drunk. She chats with Nicholas and Jane about the balancing act of claiming who you are when you lose your vision and being more than just someone with vision loss.
September 19, 2019
We launch the first of our Career Path series to help people navigate the sometimes rocky path of employment.
We speak with children’s book writer Susan Gervay whose book The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses has landed in the Felix Library.
Also on the program, Frances Keyland with a reader recommended plus we have a whip around of Vision Australia news and information.
September 12, 2019
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 29, 2019
Sleep is fundamental to our mental and physical wellbeing. But many people who are blind or have low vision experience chronic sleep problems (circadian rhythm disorder) leaving them chronically tired and feeling hopeless.
Stephen, Bruce and Susan discuss their lived experience with sleep issues as blind people, what its causes are, coping mechanisms and knowing you’re not alone and a cure for the future.
August 22, 2019
We play part two of our conversation with Holman Prize winner Yuma Decuax. Yuma hopes to build an online community to make astronomy more accessible to blind people.
Also on the program, France Keyland with a Reader Recommended.
August 15, 2019
Yuma Decaux is one of the winners, and the first Australian, to win the Holman Prize 2019. He plans to build an online community to make astronomy more accessible to blind people. Stella chats with him and retired scientist and self-confessed astronomy geek, Robert Dorin about their love of astronomy and what motivates them to searching among the stars and planets despite vision loss.