Trudy’s award for advocacy

Congratulations to Trudy; an award and recognition well deserved.

20 May 2014

Waverley Leader newspaper Article written by Julia Rabar

Inspirational Trudy Ryall, with her assistance dog, Tyson, has been recognised for her
advocacy for people with disabilities.
DISABILITY campaigner Trudy Ryall was named an Outstanding Advocate of
People with Disabilities at the Sir John Monash Awards last week.
Ms Ryall, who is legally blind and was born deaf, thanked her family and community.
“Alone we can only do so little and together we can do so much,” Ms Ryall said, quoting
Helen Keller.
Ms Ryall was one of seven people acknowledged at a ceremony at the Monash Gallery
of Art during National Volunteers Week.
The Multicultural Champion award went to Joseph Jin for his work with culturally and
linguistically diverse communities.
Rosemary Snibson took home the Women’s Leadership award for her work at Dixon
House and All Saints Anglican Church.
The winner of the Youth Leadership award was Prateek Pillai, while Monash
Permaculture claimed the Sustainability Leadership award.
The Positive Ageing Leadership award was claimed by Gwen Clark, and the Active
Monash award went to Ceres Calisthenics Club.
Waverley RSL SubBranch president Neil Slaughter won the Volunteer of the Year award
as well as the overall Sir John Monash Award for Outstanding Leadership.
Monash Mayor Geoff Lake thanked the winners and finalists for their contributions.

New Horizons program 347

This week on program 347 of New Horizons, Rikki Chaplin speaks with Lauren McGowan-Slee, who has a vision impairment and is studying
occupational therapy. He then speaks with Anne-Marie Caulton, who also has a vision impairment and works as an occupational therapist.

The direct link to listen is Listen to Program 347 and to download is Download Program 347

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Broadcast times and stations are at http://wp.me/P4cPvC-1K

New Horizons can also be heard over the Internet from the Blind Citizens Australia web site at http://www.bca.org.au

And on the Global Voice at http://theglobalvoice.info.

New Horizons is produced at the studios of Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne. Blind Citizens Australia thanks Vision Australia
for their technical Support and for the use of their resources. You can visit Vision Australia on the web at http://www.visionaustralia.org

New Horizons program 346

This week on program 346 of New Horizons, Samantha Marsh speaks with Rikki Chaplin, newly appointed presenter of New Horizons and
with Peter Greco, the presenter of various programs on radio 5RPH Adelaide. Peter also records interviews for SoundAbout and New Horizons for Blind Citizens Australia.

The direct link to listen is Listen to Program 346 and to download is Download Program 346

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Broadcast times and stations are at http://wp.me/P4cPvC-1K

New Horizons can also be heard over the Internet from the Blind Citizens Australia web site at http://www.bca.org.au

And on the Global Voice at http://theglobalvoice.info.

New Horizons is produced at the studios of Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne. Blind Citizens Australia thanks Vision Australia
for their technical Support and for the use of their resources. You can visit Vision Australia on the web at http://www.visionaustralia.org

New Horizons program 345

This week on program 345 of New Horizons, Samantha Marsh speaks with Graeme Samuel, Chair of the Taxi Services Commission of Victoria.

The direct link to listen is Listen to program 345 and to download is Download program 345

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Broadcast times and stations are at http://wp.me/P4cPvC-1K

New Horizons can also be heard over the Internet from the Blind Citizens Australia web site at http://www.bca.org.au

And on the Global Voice at http://theglobalvoice.info.

New Horizons is produced at the studios of Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne. Blind Citizens Australia thanks Vision Australia
for their technical Support and for the use of their resources. You can visit Vision Australia on the web at http://www.visionaustralia.org

Inaccessible CAPTCHA

Inaccessible CAPTCHA

ACCAN has published a pro forma letter on their website which you can use to inform businesses and organisations who continue to use inaccessible CAPTCHA that they are barring many people from accessing their site.

It is an easy to complete form which can be downloaded and filled in and then emailed or posted to the organisation with the inaccessible CCAPTCHA.

The letter is at

https://accan.org.au/news-items/hot-issues/781-captcha-what-you-can-do

Regards

Wayne Hawkins
Disability Policy Advisor

Australian Communications

Consumer Action Network

Suite 402

Level 4, 55 Mountain St

Ultimo NSW 2007

Ph: 02 9288 4000

Direct: 02 9288 4003

Mobile: 0412 543 016

Fax: 02 9288 4019

TTY: 02 9281 5322

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