Sometimes, even with the law on your side, you may encounter discrimination or barriers as a result of being blind or having low vision that stops you from exercising your rights. We understand that trying to get the outcome you’re after can be overwhelming at times.
Our Stand Up For Your Rights Guides cover general skills, web accessibility, employment, approaching government, aged care and disability pensions, travel, education and the Disability Discrimination Act. Each guide provides tips and resources to help you move through every step of the process. The resources are available for download below.
- General skills to standing up for your rights [Word 423 KB]
- Web accessibility [Word 298 KB]
- Employment [Word 772 KB]
- Approaching government [Word 4 MB]
Information on pensions
- Disability Support Pension (Blind) [Word 243 KB]
- Age Pension [Word 243 KB]
- Transitioning to the Age Pension [Word 348 KB]
- Public transport [Word 1.7 MB]
- Travelling with a Seeing Eye Dog [Word 338 KB]
- Quick guide to travelling with a Seeing Eye Dog [Word 325 KB]. Keep this handy with you.
- Tertiary education [Word 743 KB]
- Full guide: supporting your child to overcome barriers in education due to their blindness or low vision [Word 1 MB]
- Quick guide: building relationships to get the best results [Word 1.9 MB]
- Quick guide: putting reasonable adjustments in place for your child [Word 1.9 MB]
- Quick guide: laws that protect your child’s rights [Word 1.9 MB]
Disability Discrimination Act
Stay in touch
We recognise you may encounter discrimination as a result of being blind or having low vision outside of the topics covered in our guides. We are here for you. Please contact Vision Australia's Advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 84 74 66 and ask to speak to our Advocacy team.
If you're based in Victoria and require support, please contact Blind Citizens Australia on 1800 033 660 or email email@example.com.
Stand up for your rights webinar
Watch our "Stand up for your rights" webinar. Recorded December 6 2017.