New Horizons Program 513

This week on program 513 of New Horizons, we hear from Blind Citizens Australia Executive Officer, Emma Bennison, about a recently held forum of the Australian Bankers Association. As well, we hear from Sam Taylor of Pacific Vision, about recent developments in their products.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is available as a podcast! To manually subscribe, using your pod catcher of choice, place the following URL http://wordpress.bca.org.au/feed/ in the appropriate field to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

If you are a Vision Australia I-Access Library member, you can subscribe to New Horizons using the I-Access on line catalogue. Use the find facility within the on line catalogue with the search term “New Horizons” and you will be presented with current and past programs of New Horizons, from there you can subscribe to the podcast.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice

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We are keen to hear what you need from BCA. We would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete our survey either online or via phone. The information you share with us will be used to plan our activities over the coming year and to support applications for future funding of our organisation’s work.

Key findings from the survey results will also be summarised and will contribute to a report to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). They want to gain an understanding of what information and services people with disability need from organisations like BCA and other disability-specific peak bodies. Please be assured that we will not share personal information or individual answers to survey questions with the NDIA or any other agency.

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Statement from Blind Citizens Australia Leadership Development Forum, July 2017

Statement from Blind Citizens Australia Leadership Development Forum, July 2017

Blind Citizens Australia held its first ever leadership development forum in Melbourne from 7th to 9th July 2017. The forum brought together 50 key members of the organisation, including directors, staff, presidents of local branches, emerging leaders and others with key roles in the organisation, for a weekend of working sessions and presentations from 15 speakers.

The objectives of the forum were to build leadership skills, increase BCA’s capacity to engage with marginalised and isolated people, and to begin the process of establishing a cohesive network to provide peer support to the organisation’s leaders.

Read the full statement from the Leadership Development Forum.

New Horizons Program 512

This week on program 512 of New Horizons, we hear from Dan Stubbs, Blind Citizens Australia board member and presenter at last weekend’s Leadership Development forum. He tells us about himself, his ideals for the future of BCA, and what happened at the forum.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is available as a podcast! To manually subscribe, using your pod catcher of choice, place the following URL http://wordpress.bca.org.au/feed/ in the appropriate field to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

If you are a Vision Australia I-Access Library member, you can subscribe to New Horizons using the I-Access on line catalogue. Use the find facility within the on line catalogue with the search term “New Horizons” and you will be presented with current and past programs of New Horizons, from there you can subscribe to the podcast.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice

Statement from the Aboriginal Blind Peoples Gathering

On Wednesday 7 June 2017, 15 blind or vision impaired Aboriginal people from across Australia met on Gadigal land in Sydney for the inaugural Aboriginal Blind Persons Gathering. First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN), the peak organisation of and for First Peoples with disability convened the meeting in partnership with Blind Citizens Australia.

The historic gathering was the first of its kind in Australia and discussions commenced regarding the formation of an Aboriginal Blind Persons Network.

Read the full statement here.