Media Releases

Media Enquiries

If you would like BCA to comment in relation to an issue that is relevant to people who are blind or vision impaired please contact media@bca.org.au

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 the full media release.

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 the full

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 the full open letter.

28 June, 2018

Blind Citizens Australia, as part of their commitment to providing opportunities for young people who are blind or vision impaired, has selected four teenagers this July to attend Enchanted Hills Summer Camp in California, USA. Read the full media release.

24 May, 2018

Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield continues Australia’s shameful track record of keeping Australians who are blind or vision-impaired waiting to find out when they will have the right to enjoy the full experience of television which sighted viewers take for granted. Read the full media release.

May 2018

APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) has just released the report of its inquiry into The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), finding the bank’s culture “insular” and an environment where learning from experiences and mistakes was ignored. Read the full media release.

May 2018

The Australian Government has committed $56 million in grant funding to help make Australia more inclusive for people with disability. Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) has been announced as a successful provider for projects in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia commencing in the 2018/2019 financial year. Read the full media release.

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