Blind Citizens Australia, with the support of organisations such as First People’s Disability Network, are excited to announce the next Aboriginal Blind People’s Forum. These forums are an opportunity for First Nation’s people who are blind or vision impaired from throughout Australia to come together.

Date

Wednesday 30th September 2020

Time

11:00am – 2:00pm AEST

Log in details

  • To join via your computer, tap this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87402382791
  • To join using your smart phone, tap this link: +61871501149,,87402382791#
  • To dial in using a landline phone, dial this number: +61 2 8015 6011, then enter the Meeting ID: 874 0238 2791

Topics for the day

Sport

Sport is a great way to meet people, form new and lasting friendships, stay fit, healthy and active and improve mental health. It can also lead to new and exciting opportunities.

Two of Australia’s leading vision impaired Aboriginal athletes – Ricky Segura and Candice Kennedy – will speak about how sport has played a vital role in their lives at a critical time, as they dealt with the impact of degenerative eye conditions.

Following this, we discuss and identify pathways for people to access a variety of sport and recreation activities and we will hear from Blind Sports Australia CEO Matt Clayton and other leaders in the industry.

Education

Studying opens up a world of opportunity and today the choices for people who are blind or vision impaired who want to study are wide ranging. Representatives from TAFE NSW will speak about the pathways for First Nations People who are blind or vision impaired.

Also hear from Stephen Belbin, Birrigai man and director at BCA who works in the education sector and relays first hand his experiences and journey as he built his career in education.

If you’d like to join in the meeting, you can set up a hub in a public location (if your state or territory permits) and invite others to join you. Otherwise, you can join from your computer, tablet, smart phone or land line.