Read Blind Citizen’s Australia’s recent submission to the Australian Dental Association on access to treatment rooms for persons accompanied by assistance animals. This submission aims to address the high level of discrimination that still occurs in dental settings and will help to inform the Australian Dental Association’s revised disability policy.
Blind Citizens Australia Employment Policy
Blind Citizen’s Australia has just released a report for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs focusing on the employment of people who are blind or vision impaired. Read the report.
In February 2013, Blind Citizens Australia also made a submission to the inquiry into improving the employment of people with disability released by Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon. Bill Shorten.The following report includes the core recommendations provided in our response to this inquiry which provides further guidance to address the significant barriers which impact on this cohort and also makes reference to our employment policy suite.
This publication has been prepared by Blind Citizens Australia Ltd. for the Australian Government, represented by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. The views expressed in this publication are those of Blind Citizens Australia Ltd. and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government.
Media Access Campaign
In July 2013, BCA, on behalf of Australians who are blind or vision impaired lodged 21 complaints of disability discrimination against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for their failure to provide content that is fully accessible. These complaints, lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission, reflect the growing dissatisfaction amongst the blind and vision impaired community, who continue to be excluded from television programming.
Read more on Media Access and keep up to date with our campaigns for audio description on commercial TV, audio description in cinemas and on DVDs, the digital switchover and all things media access. This includes access to our quarterly It's Our Turn newsletters which provides the most up to date information on what's happening. 2013-2014 Federal Budget: Summary of announcements
Read the summary of announcements which are relevant to people who are blind or vision impaired as analysed by Blind Citizens Australia.
State Specific Updates:
2013-2014 Victorian State Budget: Summary of Announcements
Read the summary of announcements from the 2013-2013 Victorian State Budget.
Blind Citizens Australia Fact Sheet- How to walk the walk and talk the talk
Whether with a local shop owner or a government minster, here are some useful tips on how to help you get the most out of your meetings and present your case effectively. Read for more information.
Blind Citizens Australia Employment Policy Suite
On 11 December 2012, we launched our employment policy suite, which provides resources for recruiters, employers, disability employment service (DES) providers, Government as an employer and how the Australian Government can work to meet their national and international obligations. Read more information.
Blind Citizens News
Want to keep up with all that has been happening? Browse through some of our past editions of Blind Citizens News!
Are you a parent or professional with an interest in vision impairment? Read up on the ins and outs of issues relevant to parents as well as tid-bits of information and upcoming events. Our most recent edition is available in a two column format or single column for screen readers or read past editions.
Keep updated with our audio magazine SoundAbout!
Listen to or download the May 2013 edition of Sound About!
Listen to or download the February 2013 edition of Sound About!
Listen to or download the November 2012 edition of Sound About!
Listen to or download the August 2013 edition of Sound About!