Vision Australia’s keeping you connected

15 July 2021

Looking for a social outlet during the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions? Vision Australia is here to help you stay informed and connected.

Whether it’s an expert webinar, your favourite books and newspapers or the latest news, Vision Australia has you covered.

Webinars

Telelink winter webinar: Tyson Yunkaporta, July 19

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. He is the author of ‘Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World’, a remarkable book about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s cat.

Tyson looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?

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Telelink winter webinar: Wanda Díaz-Merced, July 26

Wanda Díaz-Merced is an astronomer best known for using the process of sonification to enable the study of space through sound.

Losing her sight in her early twenties, Wanda developed new ways to study stellar radiation that were accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Discovering she could use sound to detect patterns in radio data that could potentially be obscured or missed in visual and graphical representations, Wanda has become a leader in increasing equality of access to astronomy and has been included in the BBC’s list of the seven most trailblazing women in science.

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Exploring technology with David Woodbridge: Smart speakers, July 28

Join us in this webinar to learn the ins and outs of the various smart speakers that are available in the Australian market: Google Nest, Amazon Echo and HomePod. David will discuss how smart speakers are a great device to assist an individual who is blind or has low vision in their home. The session may provide more clarity as to which model(s) may best fit your needs and goals.

Register now!

We’re planning more webinars for the coming weeks! Stay tuned for more info on presenters, topics and how to join!

Vision Australia Library

The Vision Australia Library is available to all Vision Australia clients, no matter where you’re located.

Find out how you can access the library’s extensive catalogue of books, magazines and other materials today.

For more information call 1300 65 46 56 or email library@visionaustralia.org.

Vision Australia Radio

Vision Australia Radio provides a huge range of different programming seven days a week, covering blindness and low vision specific topics as well as mainstream ones.

Find your local Vision Australia Radio frequency or listen online and check out the huge range of Vision Australia Radio podcasts.

Vision Australia products and services are available to people across Australia. Call 1300 84 74 66 or email info@visionaustralia.org to find out more today.