News

23 Jul 2018
Leading blindness and low vision service provider Vision Australia has expressed extreme frustration that the My Health Record online opt-out option cannot be accessed by all people who are blind or have low vision. 

07 Dec 2017
Disability advocates are celebrating the introduction of the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017, by the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield.
11 Aug 2017
Find out more about how people who are blind or have low vision can participate in the Australian marriage law postal plebiscite.
10 Jul 2017
Local Council elections in New South Wales will be held on Saturday, 9 September 2017.
05 Jul 2017
Vision Australia is keeping up the pressure for a truly accessible, secret, independent and verifiable voting system for people who are blind or have low vision in its latest submission to the Inquiry into the 2016 ACT Election.
15 Jun 2017
The last few barriers that have been blocking the Marrakesh Treaty from being implemented effectively in Australia have been removed with the passage of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill.
01 Jun 2017
Vision Australia has responded to an Inquiry by the Australian Government into public transport, ramping up pressure on them to make meaningful changes that improve ‘Whole of Journey’ public transport experiences across the nation.
22 May 2017
The blindness sector is asking why funding for pay television is being prioritised over funding for audio description on free to air television.
09 May 2017
Vision Australia has joined calls for the Australian Government to include initiatives in the 2017 Budget to increase the participation of people with disability in the Australian Public Service.
05 Apr 2017
Today, at the Australian Blindness Forum the Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield announced that a new working group will be set up to determine how audio-description can be made broadly available on Australian television.