This event is an opportunity for people in the vision impairment community to connect with each other, share experiences and get up-to-date information.
The 2021 webinar was held on Saturday 18 September 2021.
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Nas started her career at the ABC as a cadet journalist in Sydney in 2011 before working as a regional reporter in Bega on the New South Wales far south coast. She then spent seven years working as a newsreader, reporter and senior producer for triple j and other ABC platforms.
Nas has also undertaken projects with ABC International Development, running initiatives for people living with disability across the Pacific.
Natalie is a senior practitioner for children and young people at Vision Australia where she has worked for almost 21 years as a paediatric occupational therapist.
Her area of expertise is the development and delivery of services to children and adolescents with blindness and low vision, and their families. Her work has taken her across metropolitan, regional, remote and very remote areas of Australia.
Natalie's specific area of interest is career education and employability preparations for children and young people with vision impairments, and this has led her to research the topic as a doctoral candidate with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney.
This segment will detail the support services available to VI students attending TAFE, offering an overview of the assessment process and guidance provided by teaching consultants.
The Education Panel will cover transitions from early childhood diagnosis through K-12.
Panel members include:
This segment is presented by award-winning inclusive design consultant, Greg Alchin.
Greg Alchin is a Inclusive Learning Technologies Consultant who provides professional advice, training and support, in the use of inbuilt accessibility software as well as specialised hardware and software. Greg assists people of all ages and all disability groups. Greg’s work has been recognised here in Australia as well as overseas for well over a decade.
This segment is an opportunity to chat with SSI researchers about new and upcoming projects. Please remember to submit a question for our researchers upon registration!
All major devices have inbuilt accessibility features you can personalise to suit your needs. These features allow anyone to make the most of the accessible content and apps they are using. To learn more about the inbuilt features of your devices check out these links.
Personalising core apps
Google / Chromebook Accessibility
Create Inclusive Content
Microsoft's step-by-step instructions
Microsoft's 365 accessibility training