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11 Aug 2020
For book lovers, nothing beats enjoying a few hours of reading downtime. People who are blind or have low vision might not have the traditional book with pages, cover and a spine, but there’s a number of ways they can enjoy their favourite books. 
11 Aug 2020
Many people who are totally blind regularly have to go without a good night’s sleep because of disruptions to their circadian rhythms.
07 Aug 2020
Being a successful artist may seem like an interesting career choice or hobby for someone with low vision, however, Angela is not the only artist who refuses to let blindness or low vision get in the way of doing what she loves.

07 Aug 2020
In order to access audio description, you need to turn on the features on your television. There are a range of ways to do this depending on the television being used. The two easiest ways to turn on audio description is via the accessibility features on the remote or television set.
04 Aug 2020
As you may be aware, the Victorian Government has announced COVID-19 restrictions for regional Victoria, effective from 11.59pm Wednesday, August 5.
We understand this is a challenging time for everybody. These restrictions do mean some changes to how you access Vision Australia services, but we are committed to supporting the blind and low vision community through this time.
04 Aug 2020
As you are likely aware the Victorian Government has declared a State of Disaster and updated COVID-19 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne.
These restrictions mean that Vision Australia offices in metropolitan Melbourne, along with Geelong are currently closed to the public. Vision Australia will also be unable to provide residents of these regions with face to face services in their homes or the community until further notice.
30 Jul 2020
Young people aged 14-17 from across Australia who are blind or have low vision have been encouraged to apply for Vision Australia’s LEAP (Learn, Engage, Act, Perform) program. Rohan, a previous LEAP Program participant, reflects on how the program has impacted his life since finishing it.
24 Jul 2020
Vision Australia is launching a range of new groups designed to help you take your social and creative interests to the next level. Join us to learn about audio journalism, creative writing or English language skills, with a small group of like-minded people, from the comfort of your own home.
23 Jul 2020
Vision Australia Digital Access' Virtual Classroom makes it easy for you to take part in your choice of training –you won’t have to leave the comfort of your own home or office no matter where you are located.
21 Jul 2020
As of 11.59pm Wednesday, July 22, COVID-19 restrictions in the local government areas within greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will require people aged over 12 years-old to wear a face covering when outside their home, with some exemptions.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer also recommends that all Victorians wear a face covering when outside their home if it is difficult for them to remain 1.5m apart from other people.

We understand some people who are blind or have low vision might find wearing and putting on a mask more challenging or confronting than others. We’ve provided this information to try make this change easier for people.