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Stay connected and social 

Stay in touch with your loved ones and be part of your community. Get out and about to meet new people and discover new hobbies. 

What are you interested in? 

Keep up to date with your friends and community. Enjoy the interests and hobbies you love with social programs, services and support. 

  • Help to use computers, phones and other technology – so you can stay connected via social media. 
  • Meet and talk to other people with similar interests and experiences. 
  • Support for activities like social outings and sports (location dependent). 
  • Discover a wide range of interest groups on diverse topics, available via Telelink. 
  • Access the latest news and current affairs through our Vision Australia Library. 
  • Access audio-described performances of the latest musicals and plays. 
  • Radio content to keep you informed, including news and podcasts. 

How this can help 

We can help you stay engaged and connected to others through a range of groups, programs and technology. Enjoy and make the most of all the things in life that you’re passionate about. 

What’s on offer

Telelink 

Telelink connects people with similar interests through telephone or video conferencing for an hour-long facilitated group session.  

There is a wide variety of programs that are fun and engaging. From gardening and mechanics groups, to book clubs and general social groups. Depending on the program, these hour-long group sessions occur weekly, fortnightly or monthly. 

Access Technology Specialist 

These professionals specialise in recommending and training people to use accessible technology and products suited to their needs. 

Learn more about technology services

Vision Australia Library 

A huge range of books, magazines, newspapers, podcasts and helpful resources in a variety of accessible formats. 

Explore the Library  

Vision Australia Radio 

Connect, learn and enjoy a huge range of news, shows and podcasts. 

Listen to Vision Australia Radio

“I really love the program. I’ve enjoyed every time I learn new things, getting new information, getting support. It’s been fantastic.” 

— Tracy, Vision Australia client

Tracy learns a lot from Telelink

Real stories

Tracy enjoys that each group has a central theme of discussion and she’s learned plenty of new things.  

“The most enjoyable things are just meeting fellow people like myself. We have a common experience. We’re all dealing with blindness or low vision, and so we have a common ground. 

“I just really enjoy that every time I talk to the people I learn something new, and I’ve really been encouraged and supported. I’ve really found it quite uplifting. 

I really love the program. I’ve enjoyed every time I learn new things, getting new information, getting support. It’s been fantastic.” 

Read Tracy’s story

Technology and products

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There’s a range of products that can help to make the most of your vision.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, services provided by Vision Australia incur a cost. There are several ways you can fund the support, services and products you need including My Aged Care and Home Care Packages. In some circumstances, a service will require a minimal client contribution. 

Quality Living Groups focus on the emotional and practical impacts of vision loss. Telelink connects like-minded people through hobbies and shared interests. Both groups are a valuable way to develop your social support network and connect with others with similar experiences. 

Vision Australia offers both face-to-face and online recreation and social groups. From time to time special event group outings are also offered to clients.