Welcome to the
VI Family Network
The VI Family Network provides links to Australian low vision resources, newsletters from partner organisations and events that families might like to find out about. The VI Family Network is also home to the Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register.
The Australian Childhood
Vision Impairment Register
The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register is sponsored by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, in partnership with low vision service providers, education providers, and eye health professionals across Australia. The aim of the Register is to collect data to build an accurate picture of Australian children with vision impairment. The data is used by groups who provide services to children with vision impairment and also by researchers working in the field of childhood eye and vision disorders.
Measure of Early Vision Use (MEVU) Researchers from Australian Catholic University are testing a new measure to describe how a child uses vision in everyday activities. This measure was initially developed for use with parents of children with cerebral palsy, and...
Take the time to read some of the fabulous articles in this latest newsletter. There are tips and tricks for Word shortcuts, book reviews, information on "Shipt": an Accessible App that Brings the “Store to your Door”, The ActiView App from Empowered Entertainment...
There are some fabulous talks, tours and activities happening at the Art Gallery in Sydney. Click on the link below to see the full program. You will need to book for some of the activities:...
All children love to play, and in a sensory playground, children of all abilities can join in the fun.
For many children in the VI Family Network, vision impairment is not their only challenge, and finding an accessible, safe, fun place to play can be difficult. Fortunately, more and more councils across Australia are creating play spaces with inclusion as their focus....
DADAA will be at Skyworks 2019 for the third year in a row. We will be providing an Audio Described service for people who are blind or vision-impaired. Audio Description will be provided live, as the action happens. An Auslan Interpreter service will also be offered....
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