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.
2020 ushered in the inaugural Community Information Webinar. Keynote Speakers Darren Fittler, Murray Elbourn and Amy Ridley delivreed inspiring accounts of their experience living with vision impairments. The array of technology experts, SSI researchers, educators and service providers offered key pieces of information for those living with vision impairment and their parents/carers and educators.
In 2019, we were delighted to welcome inspirational individuals such as Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, Mia Armsworth, Connor McLeod, Brodie Smith, Dr James Smith and Jenna Jones alongside a host of specialists in the field, who demonstrated that vision loss and blindness need not hold you back from greatness.
In 2018, we had the pleasure of hearing from nutritionist Jan McLeod, paralympic athlete Brodie Smith, musician Lara Nakhle and money commentator and financial literacy campaigner Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon.
The 2017 event featured a keynote address from Australian dual-Paralympian blind alpine skier Bart Bunting alongside talks from motivational speaker Nathan Hulls and higher education expert Jessica Buhne.
2016 featured a host dynamic speakers including Former Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM, SSI Youth Ambassadors Harrison Kirkwood and Sacha Thomas, artist and performer Rachael Leahcar, Accessibility Advocate Connor McLeod, Paratriathlete Jonathan Goerlach and technology specialist Greg Alchin.
2015 featured Paralympic triathlete Jonathan Goehrlach, disability advocate Sarah Hirst, a technology presentation from Catherine Corrigan and a host of educational experts.
The inaugural Information Day was presented by some of Australia’s most renowned paediatric ophthalmologists, researchers and service providers. Speakers included Professor Peter McCluskey, Associate Professor John Grigg, Associate Professor Robyn Jamieson and Dr Caroline Catt.