Lived Experience: Jane Britt

Jane Britt

Jane Britt is a Business Transformation and Service Innovation Graduate with Vision Australia.

She is also a disability consultant and freelance writer for the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training on the subjects of equity, diversity and inclusion in the tertiary sector.

Jane lives with low vision and is also profoundly deaf in one ear. After growing up in regional NSW, she moved to Queensland for her tertiary education. 

While her vision and hearing loss presented challenges to Jane during and after university, she hasn't let them hold her back. 

Read the below article from Jane about the moments that inspired her and some of the wisdom she has accumulated and which she hopes to share with others who may be facing challenges.

 Jane Britt's blog - Life Advice: Address to Academic Dinner for Duchesne College, UQ  

What you can do next?

  1. Jane speaks about the importance of failure, resilience and learning through the opportunities that may not go as you plan. What are some ways in which failures in your own life shaped you? Share this insight with a friend or family member whom you trust and listen to their reflections on what you have said.
  2. Jane participated in the Vision Australia Graduate Program and was placed in a role after applying for a vacancy that was advertised. Find out more about Vision Australia’s Career Start Program to see if you are eligible to apply.
  3. Have you thought about getting a coach or a mentor? This is a great way to connect with others who may be able to help you set goals and strategies to achieve them. Contact the Service Design team at servicedesign@visionaustralia.org to find out more about our Mentoring Program. We can help you connect with someone that could help you in your vocational journey.