Western Australia

Ever wanted to know what is available to you as a person who is blind or vision impaired in your state? Our first state based toolkit was launched at the 2014 NSW State Convention. Other state based toolkits have now been developed. The state based toolkits outline financial support, information for parents and for students, transport entitlements, home and living, aids and equipment, health and wellbeing, leisure as well as advocacy and legal support.

Here is the WA toolkit (Word doc)

You can also obtain a copy of the toolkit in your preferred format by contacting Blind Citizens Australia’s head office on (03) 9654 1400, or toll free, on 1800 033 660. Other state toolkits can be found at BCA State Based Toolkits

Blind Citizens WA Inc

Deanne Ferris
President
president@bcwa.org.au

Office Contact
Phone: (08) 9355 5113 (leave a message)
Email: bcwa@westnet.com.au
Website: BCWA website

The Blind Citizens WA office is located in the Perron Centre, 61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park.

Blind Citizens WA Inc is the public voice of Western Australians who are blind or vision impaired. We are proud to be a part of Blind Citizens Australia.

Our members offer peer support and advocate for themselves and for others who are blind or vision impaired.

50 Years and Beyond – A History of BCWA

In August of 2011 BCWA held a gala lunch at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel in Perth to celerbrate it’s 50th anniversary as the peak advocacy organisation for Western Australians who are blind or vision impaired.

A highlight of the event was an audio presentation of the History of BCWA.

This provided a summary of BCWA as an organisation and was followed by an interview of Josephine Nicholson by BCWA founding member Paul Bell. Josephine and Paul chatted about the early days of BCWA when it was then known as the Western Australian Guild of business and Professional blind.

The audio of this presentation runs for about 20 minutes and is available in MP3 format.