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LEGO Braille Bricks make their way down under

Luke Michael, Saturday, 6th February 2021 -  “This new toy normalises braille and allows sighted kids and those who are blind or have low vision to play together”       School kids will be able to get creative while also building

New $100 bill a win for blind and low vision Aussies

Luke Michael, Saturday, 31st October 2020 -  Australians with vision-impairment can now accurately and independently identify and use all next generation banknotes   All denominations of Australian banknotes are now accessible

Accessible $20 note set to hit Australian wallets

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  For the average person, paying for your lunch with a $20 note might not seem like a big deal. But for a person with vision loss, it can be a stressful and time-consuming ordeal.  To identify

My Health Record Opt-out Hard For People With Disability

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th November 2018 -  The opt-out period for My Health Record is being extended until the end of January, but disability advocates say more resources are needed to help people with disability make an informed

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 and…

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…
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