May 17, 2021
In this Interview Highlight from “Leisure Link”, Peter Greco talks with Paul Brown from Jigsaw Australia. Jigsaw is a social enterprise dedicated to training and transitioning people with disability into award wage employment.
Different from a Disability Employment Service, Jigsaw’s holistic approach starts from the very basics of work-readiness training all the way through to supported transition to mainstream employment. It ensures our trainees gain transferable skills relevant to every workplace and paid professional experience along the way.
May 15, 2021
On Saturday the Radio Station was closed for technical upgrades so Leisure Link in its normal form could not go to air. However we present you with a special presentation of Leisure Link 2.0 with brand new interviews.
This week on LEISURE LINK 2.0 with Peter Greco:
- Tyan Taylor, a Member of the Ausie-Bells; the Australian Women's Golball Team, chats about the team's preparation, the draw out for the Tokyo Games and Tyan's tips to manage stress when having your Covid-19 "Jab"!
- Dr James Muecke, the 2020 Australian of the year and Chairman for Sight For All, is campaigning to make us more aware of the dangers of diabetes and the impact it can have on our eye health: learn more here: https://sightforall.org/
- Marjorie Pagani, CEO for Angel Flight, takes us on a trip with Angel Flight's planes and cars - caringly taking patients home after being in hospital after injury or illness or attending city clinics for treatment to aid in their recovery. Marjorie pays special tribute during National Volunteer Week to their generous and skilled pilots; drivers and supporters. Find out more here: http://www.angelflight.org.au/
May 14, 2021
Recently Sam Colley jumped into the 'Talking Vision' studios to speak to the presenters of Vision Australia Radio's new podcast series 'Nothings off Limits' to understand the need for such a series and why the community is craving a discussion on the topics covered. Learn more about the series by visiting the Vision Australia website: https://www.visionaustralia.org/nolimits
May 13, 2021
Welcome to the new AFL Record Show on Vision Australia Radio. With special thanks to the publisher of the popular AFL Record magazine (Sports Entertainment Network), Vision Australia Radio network is now presenting a selection of articles, news and information from each weekly edition of the mag which will be heard across our radio network and podcast services. Your VAR hosts Zoe and Danae reflect on the round that was and look forward to matches to come across round 9. The program now airs across our radio network each Thursday at 9pm. Visit www.varadio.org for more information and program times.
May 12, 2021
Originally airing on Vision Extra, Peter Greco talks about International Guide Dog Day with with Seeing Eye Dogs Ambassador Brittnee Watson,
Brittnee discusses the importance of having a seeing eye dog and what great benefits they can provide for someone living with vision impairment.
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia
May 12, 2021
Welcome to our new podcast series Nothing’s Off Limits: bringing together experts and people with lived experience to discuss the topics we love to avoid but absolutely need to talk about.
In this episode Polly and Tess discuss Confidence and Safety through body language and movement and what it feels like navigating different physical and social environments when you are blind or have low vision. We delve into strategies, tips and technology solutions which can support interaction with people and places with confidence and safety.
We are joined by Equality Lawyers Founder and Principal Lawyer Natalie Wade, Vision Australia Emotional and Social Support Programs Supervisor Nemoy Malcom and Vision Australia Orientation & Mobility Specialist Darren Moyle.
Nothings off Limits is made with the support of Vision Australia Radio and the NDIS Information Linkages Capability Building grant.
May 10, 2021
This week’s Interview Highlight comes from “Focal Point” in which Peter Greco discusses optometry with Behavioural Optometrist, Garry Rodney. Gary has been practising optometry for over 25 years. There are only a handful of orthokeratologists in Australia with his level of expertise. He has a special interest in children’s vision, sports vision and visual performance.
Smart Vision Optometry