BCA Submission to the Review of the Disability Employment Services Framework

Please find below a summary of a recent BCA Review of Disability Employment Services Framework submission. Recent and past submissions can be found on the BCA submissions webpage

Review of the Disability Employment Services Framework

The unemployment rate of people who are blind or vision impaired is still four times the national average,
And current approaches to this problem are failing. A survey conducted by Blind Citizens Australia between October 2013 and April 2014 found that only 35 per cent of respondents had been successful in gaining employment through a disability employment service. We believe disability employment services could be achieving far better outcomes for people who are blind or vision impaired and welcome the opportunity to provide feedback to inform the review of the disability employment services framework.

Go here to Read the full BCA Review of DES Framework Submission (Word doc 91kb)

New Horizons Program 482

This week on program 482 of New Horizons, we hear about a new support mechanism for younger members of the LGTBI community, who are also blind or vision impaired. Stormy Meiying Liu tells us of her experiences, and what motivated her to establish Team Rainbow.

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

New Horizons Program 481

This week on program 481 of New Horizons, we hear from BCA president, Emma Bennison, about what could well be the issue of the year, the lack of audio description on Australian television. Emma tells us of the current situation, and what we hope for the future.

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

Updated Information for over 65’s

Dear members and colleagues

We have now updated the BCA website to include up-to-date information about the care and support arrangements for people with disability who are over the age of 65. You can read it here:
Support for over 65’s webpage

Lauren Henley
Policy and Administration Coordinator

New Horizons Program 480

This week on program 480 of New Horizons, we meet the two Australian winners of this year’s Onkyo Braille Essay competition. They discuss their motivation for entering, and why they chose the topics which won them their prizes.

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