There are a number of ways to connect with others who are blind or vision impaired online. Below you will find a list of several options.
If you know of a great group or list that is not on the list, let us know by sending the details to email@example.com.
Blind Citizens Australia
BCA-Announcements is a list specifically for members of BCA to receive important announcements and updates. This list does not allow discussion via replies. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be subscribed.
Bca-md is a list for people who are blind, vision impaired, and have additional disability. To subscribe email email@example.com
Assistive and other Technology
Accessible Technology Users Group is a list to discuss anything technical to do with vision impairment. Whether it be assistance with a screen reader, or which washing machine is accessible, this is the list for you. to subscribe to the list use the provided link or send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org leave the subject and body of the email blank.
Assistive Technology Community Help Desk This Facebook community is where people who are blind or vision impaired can share assistive technology tips and tricks, ask and answer questions.
Blindav is an email list for persons to discuss topics relating to audio or video equipment from the perspective of a person who is blind or has low vision. To subscribe send a blank email using the provided link or send an email to email@example.com.
Ozapple is a list for Apple products using VoiceOver. The list has been set up for those from Australia and New Zealand. To subscribe send a message using the provided link or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org put nothing in the subject or body of the email.
Oztech is an email list for discussion of any technology used by the blind whether adaptive or not. To subscribe send a message using the provided link or send an email to email@example.com. Leave the body and subject blank.
VI-Android is a mailing list discussion group for all things related to using Android with low or no vision, speech or magnification, particularly accessible apps, tips, questions and solutions. To join use the link provided or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘subscribe’ in the subject.
Education and Training
Studying at Uni – Blind or Vision Impaired is a Facebook group for university students who are blind or vision impaired. The group is for general discussion and the sharing of advice and experiences.
VIP-l is an email-based source of announcements and information exchange relating to people who are blind or vision impaired in Australasia. To join the list use the provided link or send an email to email@example.com and put the word subscribe in either the subject or the body of the email.
Catch Up – An accessible online community platform from Guide Dogs Australia
Ozdiscuss is an email discussion list to discuss anything to do with vision impairment and blindness. To subscribe send a message using the provided link or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the body and subject blank.
Ozadvocacy is an information dissemination and discussion list for the Australian disability rights movement. While they are disseminating information on National and International Policy, Conferences and issues, we encourage you to distribute local, regional and state information of concern to people with disability. Use the link provided to subscribe or send an email to email@example.com.
Geographic or Location Based
InsightSA is a place where you can share views and information with peers. To subscribe send an email using the link provided or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ‘subscribe’ in the subject
DiVine is Victoria’s first online community for and by people with a disability. Members can view and make postings to the site.
Home and living
Cooking and Baking – Blind and Vision Impaired – this group is dedicated to recipe sharing, discussion about cooking, tips, advice, and product recommendations.
Householdtips is a place where you can discuss house hold related tasks, maintenance issues, labelling techniques, and so on. To subscribe, use the link provided or send an email to email@example.com and send a blank message.
Bhi-L is an email list for people who are blind and also have a hearing impairment. To join the list use the provided link or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put the word subscribe in either the subject or the body of the email.
DBAust is an email discussion list for people who are Deafblind in Australia. To subscribe, use the link provided or send an email to email@example.com With “subscribe” in the subject or body of the message.