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Our Royal Commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Our CEO, Emma Bennison, reflects on her experience putting together a submission to the royal commission and the support – or lack thereof – she received. Read more.

2019 Annual General Meeting

6 November 2019

Blind Citizens Australia’s 44th AGM will be held on Saturday 30th November. The event will be hosted in Sydney but you can participate from multiple sites. Find out more.

Media Release: NDIS Correspondence is Now Accessible to People who are Blind or Vision Impaired

25 June, 2019

Thanks to strong advocacy by Blind Citizens Australia, its members and partner organisations, participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will now receive correspondence in their preferred format… Read more

Consultation for Aged Care

20 June, 2019

Blind Citizens Australia invites you to share your stories and experiences of accessing services, support and information for those who are aged 65 or older… Read more

Media Release: Airlines Not Listening to the Needs of Deafblind Australians

30 May, 2019

Peak bodies Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) and Deafblind Australia (DBA) have called on all airlines to implement policies to make their practices fully inclusive and respectful towards all passengers, irrespective of their impairment… Read more  

Open Letter to the Prime Minister

20 May, 2019

Dear Mr Morrison, In your victory speech on Saturday night, you said that you would govern for “all Australians”. That statement gave many people with disability hope that they would have a stronger voice and that their needs would be given higher priority by your Government in this parliamentary term… Read more

Ulaanbaatar Statement

11 October, 2018

Participants at the recent World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) Mid-Term General Assembly in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) adopted the following statement: Posted 14/09/2018 on the WBUAP webpageRead more

Call to action: Lets shake things up with the Royal Commission

22 May, 2018

Inaccessible EFTPOS machines and ATMs continue to be rolled out across Australia, compromising the dignity, independence and privacy of many people who are blind or vision impaired… Read more

Introducing the new editor of Blind Citizens News

28 March, 2018

“As editor, I hope to bring a wider variety of voices and views to BC News, to reflect the incredible diversity of ideas and perspectives which I see in the Australian blind community. I’m here to help you tell your stories…” Read more

Help us promote access and inclusion in your local community with our new EFTPOS accessibility postcards

19 March, 2018

We need to make businesses more aware of the impact inaccessible touchscreen devices can have on customers who are blind or vision impaired, but it can be difficult for even the most experienced advocate to get the message across… Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

19 March, 2018

On Thursday 8 March our CEO Emma Bennison spoke at an International Women’s Day event hosted by Amnesty International. The theme was “Inspiring Women”, and you can read her words here