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Cheers! The (virtual) happy hour connecting the blind community

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 28th March 2020 -  “It’s very easy to feel like you’re the only one experiencing challenges”   As people across Australia retreat into their homes and stay there, Blind Citizens Australia is launching

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, reflects on her experience putting together a submission to the royal commission and the support – or lack thereof – she received.

Australia’s first totally accessible ad hits TV screens

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 18th May 2019 -  Despite 96 per cent of Australian adults with a visual impairment regularly watching free-to-air TV, the absence of an audio description function means they will often miss out on

Disability Sector in Political Battle for TV Audio Description Services

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Australia’s blind and vision impaired sector is engaged in a political battle to have permanent audio description services included in new broadcast reform legislation which is…

Campaign for equal access to ABC TV

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th October 2012 -  Australian blindness and consumer organisations have launched a national campaign to keep an 'audio description' service currently being trialled on ABC TV. And the Not…

Blind Group Claims Foxtel IQ Service is “Discriminatory”

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th December 2011 -  Peak national consumer body, Blind Citizens Australia, says cable TV supplier Foxtel’s current subscribers who are blind or vision impaired are receiving a second class…
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