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Talking Vision Episode 520

Talking Vision Episode 520

April 23, 2020

This week we focus on ANZAC Day and hear some moving recorded letters sourced from the National Library of Australia’s Trove database of newspapers from nurses on the frontline hospitals during World War 1.

We also replay part of an interview with Capt. William Anderson (retired) who served in the Australian Army for before losing his vision in a peace time training operation.

Frances Keyland is also on the program with a special ANZAC Day Reader Recommended.

Talking Vision Episode 519

Talking Vision Episode 519

April 16, 2020

Stella speaks with Mona Minkara, one of the Holman prize winners for 2019 – a major international award for people who are blind or have low vision and their ambitious project.

With her prize money, Mona filmed a documentary series called Planes, Trains and Canes, where she navigated the public transportation systems of six cities around the world.

Talking Vision Edition 518

Talking Vision Edition 518

April 9, 2020

We chat with Courtney about Vision Australia's Check in and Chat webinar series. The webinars cover a range of topics and activities to help you stay connected during this isolation period – as Courtney says isolation is not something that is entirely new to many folk who are blind or have low vision.

 

For the sake of personal hygiene people are being told to not to touch too many things and to keep our personal distance. Where does this leave people who are blind or have low vision who often relay of touch and guiding? We hear from O&M Specialist Bashir, who has extensive knowledge in this area and has some suggestions many of those are things he says blind and low vision people have been practicing for years.

Talking Vision Edition 517

Talking Vision Edition 517

April 2, 2020

We hear about Vision Australia’s Telehealth service - a mode of service delivery to allow people to access vision Australia services remotely. 

Plus we hear the fabulous audio described hand washing how-to thanks to the good folk at Blind Citizens New Zealand.

Frances Keyland presents a reader recommended and there’s some news and info at the end of the program

Talking Vision Episode 516 23rd March 2020

Talking Vision Episode 516 23rd March 2020

March 26, 2020

We speak with Tricia Malowney from Women with Disabilities Australia on some of the challenges many disabled women are facing during the Covid-19 crisis. She also offers sage advice on how women can stay connected,

Also on the program musician Jordie Howell has entered the Holman Prize – a major award from the lighthouse foundation in San Francisco seeking people who are blind or have low vision with an adventurous project. Jordie needs our help to get her idea to the shortlist.

Talking Vision Now Episode 6

Talking Vision Now Episode 6

March 24, 2020

Talking Vision Now is a best of episode of Talking Vision that you can listen to now.

This week, the Holman Prize is a major award from the Lighthouse Foundation worth $25,000, awarded for a project that encompasses a spirit of adventure for those who are blind or have low vision.

Singer, musician and Vision Australia braille music transcriber Jordie Howell is entering the Holman Prize with the aim of recording an album, in collaboration with Australian composers and composers who are blind or have low vision.

She's in conversation with Tess Herbert and talks about the inspiration and her dream of making the album. 

You can help Jordie fulfill a lifelong dream of sharing her voice with the world by going to the link and liking her video on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bkXe1d

More likes for her project proposal will help Jordie progress to the semi-finals, so please 'like' her video on YouTube and share with your friends! 

Talking Vision Episode 515 16th March 2020

Talking Vision Episode 515 16th March 2020

March 19, 2020

We chat with Vision Australia CEO Ron Hooton about the organisation’s response to COVID-19.

Ron said while these were challenging times for all Australians, Vision Australia is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and clients and is committed to doing its bit to slow the spread of the virus.

Also on the program, if you’re feeling isolated, Telelink program coordinator Maria Marku might have the program for you.

Plus news and information and an uplifting article on the legacy of Paralympic cyclist Kieren Modra. 

Talking Vision Episode 514 11th March 2020

Talking Vision Episode 514 11th March 2020

March 12, 2020

March 8-14 is World Glaucoma Week. Over 300,000 Australians live with glaucoma making it one of the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. But that might be about to change.

We speak with the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) Managing Director, Professor Keith Martin who is leading the team into research into gene therapy and glaucoma with the aim of restoring lost vision.

We speaks with Alastair mall who was diagnosed with glaucoma four years ago about some of the challenges of living everyday with the condition and some of the supports he’s found useful

And France Keyland presents a Reader Recommended.

Talking Vision Special ‘Episode 2 of Studio 1′ 12th February 2020

Talking Vision Special ‘Episode 2 of Studio 1′ 12th February 2020

February 20, 2020

Studio 1 on Vision Australia Radio – “How much can YOU see?”

 

Matthew Layton presents Studio 1 – Vision Australia Radio’s new-ish weekly show on life in Australia from a low vision and blind point of view.

 

This week’s show revolves around a question that visually impaired people get asked all the time.

 

“How much can you see?”

 

It’s a difficult question to answer and can make the person being asked feel uncomfortable or come across as defensive.

 

In this week’s show we try to find the positive in a negative. Can we visually impaired people get better at communicating with each other and with sighted people – and maybe even feel a little more confident in our answers?

 

With this aim in mind, Matthew enlists the help of the show’s resident emotional guru, Tammy Candeloro, Australian Counselling Association registered counsellor and proprietor of Counselling 4 You.

 

We also ask the question of some real-life VIPs: Kaya Sellek, Tina Kresojevic, Vicky Couzens and Sam Picard.

 

Please get involved in the conversation:

 

Call or text us 04 500 78834 – that’s 04 500 Studio

Email: studio1@visionaustralia.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/varadionetwork

 

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Guests and Resources:

 

Tammey Candeloro, Australian Counselling Association Registered Counsellor and Proprietor, Counselling 4 You WA, https://www.counselling4youwa.com.au/

 

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

 

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Vision Australia Radio gratefully acknowledges the Community Broadcast Fund’s support for Studio 1.

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!

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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

Email: studio1@visionausralia.org

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/varadionetwork and https://www.twitter.com/whingeingpom

 

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

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Panel guests and resources:

Tammey Candeloro, Australian Counselling Association Registered Counsellor and Proprietor, Counselling 4 You WA, https://www.counselling4youwa.com.au/

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 https://www.ideas.org.au

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