November 14, 2019
We chat with Lee Strickland who’s been nominated for an ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award for her work with children who are blind or have low vision with other disabilities. She is dedicated and committed to enabling her students to enjoy all the benefits of music and playing musical instruments.
Also on the program, Sonali Marathe, president of the Round Table on Information Access for People with a Print disability and the call out for abstracts at the 2020 Conference.
And Frances Keyland is on the program with a reader recommended.
November 7, 2019
Happy Birthday to Talking Vision as we celebrate our 500th episode. It’s been almost ten years since the program began in April of 2010 with Stephen Jolley at the helm. We look back on the past ten years with regular guests Jordie Howell, Julie Scott, Peter Greco, Frances Keyland, Stephen Jolley and of course, host, Stella Glorie.
October 31, 2019
We play guest speak Ben Petingill’s speech recorded from Vision Australia’s recent AGM. Ben lost his vision aged 16 and decided he still needed to live his life on his own terms.
Also on the program we chat with pre-employment consultant Belinda Wilson on the importance of the NDIS in your career search.
October 28, 2019
Vision Australia held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October 23. In this special Talking Vision you hear can highlights from the AGM and other proceedings
Chair Andrew Moffet
CEO Ron Hooton
Guest Speaker and Client Reference Group Member Melissa Fanshaw
Client Guest Speaker and Vision Australia Australia Award recipient Ben Pettingill
Vision Australia Award Winner Nadia Mattiazzo
October 24, 2019
Exam time is upon us and Sam Colley chats with tertiary student Bashir about reducing stress and making sure your accessibility needs are met.
Also on the program, Stella talks with Vision Australia Career Sart graduate Katherine about the benefits of the program and how it’s given her springboard for her future employment prospects.
October 17, 2019
Stephen Jolley joins the program along with Caren and Jim to chat about White Cane Day.
Vision Australia CEO, Ron Hooten, gives us the update on the new program to further assist people with their NDIS plans and reviews. Julie from the shop talks about the range of white and coloured canes available.
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.