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Vision Australia

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. They are a not-for-profit organisation who work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

They support more than 25,500 people of all ages, life stages and circumstances through 35 Vision Australia centres in VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, SA and WA and through outreach programs in the NT and TAS.

Mission

To support people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose.

How Vision Australia can help

You can turn to Vision Australia for help with everything involved with adjusting to vision loss, including:

  • understanding your eye condition and how to make the most of your existing vision
  • ideas, strategies and support by connecting with people who have similar experiences
  • learning different ways to do daily tasks at home
  • getting out and about confidently, including catching public transport
  • reading in handy formats such as audio books
  • continuing to enjoy entertainment including television and live performances through audio description.

Information / help line

  • Call 1300 84 74 66 for help, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs, apps and tools

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Last reviewed: August 2020

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RAS/ACAT Assessors | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

Vision Australia is a registered provider with My Aged Care.  We are here to support people and their loved ones to understand more about their vision condition and as part of their support network help them live life the way they want.  Like taking part in social activities and building connections with others, getting out and about in the community safely and confidently, remaining independent in the home and learning how to use technology to stay in contact with friends and family.

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Technology advice | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

Support is available to get you the equipment and advice you need in your workplace. Job Access Workplace Modifications The Workplace Modifications Scheme pays for the costs involved in modifying the workplace or purchasing special equipment for new employees with disability. It is also available to existing employees if they have a change in duties, career progression, and change in disability, or a new modification becomes available that would increase their productivity.

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Calculators | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

This page contains information about various calculator options for people who are blind or have low vision. This information will help you make an informed decision about the right calculator option for your needs. It is important to note that not all calculators have all the functions to complete all requirements of secondary or tertiary level maths. On this page:

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Getting Started | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

Call Vision Australia to find out about the range of services available to people who are vision impaired. Vision Australia are specialists in services for people who are vision impaired and can help you to make well-informed decisions to get the most out of My Aged Care. You can call us to discuss your requirements on: Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 Email at info@visionaustralia.org

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Other benefits and funding options | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

There are several other funding options available to people who have low vision or are blind. Whether you're seeking support at school, at work, or to live independently, we can help make sure that you're fully aware of any funding and benefits that you may be entitled to.

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My Aged Care | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

What is My Aged Care? The Australian Government has recently made changes to the aged care system. This includes the introduction of My Aged Care which is an initiative that supports older people and their families in accessing aged care information and services. It is for Australian residents who are

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Low Vision Assessment Service | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

Sight loss affects everyone differently. Our Low Vision Assessment Service uses personalised testing to develop a unique plan tailored to your needs.

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What is print disability | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

A print disability is a difficulty or inability to read printed material due to a perceptual, physical or visual disability. The reasons for print disability vary but may include:

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Join the Library | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

We would love you to join our Library! Membership is free and available to people who have Australian Residence and a print disability. This means:

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Blindness and vision loss | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

What is legal blindness? A person is considered legally blind if they cannot see at six metres what someone with normal vision can see at 60 metres or if their field of vision is less than 20 degrees in diameter. Government departments use the term 'legally blind' to define a person whose degree of sight loss entitles them to special benefits.

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