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Charities Urged to Engage With Digital Technology

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th June 2018 -  Charities and not for profits need to engage with digital technology or “be left behind” according to Vision Australia, which has recently received more than $4 million to support

Disability Groups Call For Accessible ICT in Public Service Workplaces

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has pledged to promote and monitor accessibility guidelines, after a joint statement from 25 disability groups called for the procurement

Disability Advocates Celebrate the End of Australia’s ‘Book Famine’

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Disability advocates are celebrating an end to the so-called “book famine”, which saw the restriction of accessible books to blind, partially sighted and dyslexic Australians

Calls to Make Audio Description a Priority

Wendy Williams, Friday, 26th May 2017 -  The government is being called on to prioritise audio descriptions in a bid to make free to air TV more accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired. During questioning

Sydney Launches Largest Tactile Network in the World

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  The world’s largest network of tactile and braille street signs has been launched in Sydney to help visually impaired pedestrians navigate the streets. More that 2,100 braille…

Discrimination Complaint Against TV Stations

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 26th February 2015 -  Not for Profit Vision Australia has lodged complaints with the Australian Human Rights Commission against Channels Seven, Nine, Ten, SBS and Foxtel, calling for an audio description…

Banknotes for Vision Impaired

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  The Reserve Bank has announced that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a “tactile” feature to assist people with a vision impairment following…

Aussie Mobile for Blind People Launched

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Three friends from Melbourne have created what they claim is the first Australian designed mobile phone for vision impaired, blind, the elderly and disabled people. The directors…

NFP Collaboration Key to Success

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th March 2014 -  Seeing Eye Dogs Australia’s new Kennel and Puppy Centre is “living proof” that Not for Profit mergers do create more opportunities for clients, says Dr Kevin…

Vision Australia Axes Jobs for Disabled

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th October 2013 -  Vision Australia will close down its employment enterprise, Vision Australia Enterprises, leaving 71 people, some of which are blind or have low vision, out of work. The Not for Profit…

Record Charity Applications for eftpos $2 Million Campaign

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th September 2013 -  Electronic funds transfer system company, eftpos Australia has confirmed it has had a record number of Not for Profit applications for its $2 million dollar donation to charity as…

Submissions Call for Eftpos $2 Million Charity Donation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th August 2013 -  The closing date for submissions for the $2 million eftpos donation to Australia charities is fast approaching. eftpos says the final day for submissions is 30 August and charities…
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