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Interview Highlight: Jigsaw Australia

Interview Highlight: Jigsaw Australia

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.

More info:

Jigsaw Australia

Leisure link 2.0 (Special Presentation)

Leisure link 2.0 (Special Presentation)

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/
Interview Highlights: Tess and Polly on new series ‘Nothings off Limits’

Interview Highlights: Tess and Polly on new series ‘Nothings off Limits’

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 

NEW: AFL Record Show - Round 9, 2021

NEW: AFL Record Show - Round 9, 2021

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.

Focal Point 12 May 2021
Vision Extra 12 May 2021
Christian Science #20 - 16 May 2021
Interview Highlight: International Guide Dog Day

Interview Highlight: International Guide Dog Day

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.

More info:

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

Brittnee Watson

Nothings off Limits - Confidence and Safety through body language and movement (Ep2)

Nothings off Limits - Confidence and Safety through body language and movement (Ep2)

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. 

Seeing Eye Dogs Show 10th May 2021
Behind the Scenes 10th May 2021
Hear This 7th May 2021
Cover to Cover Episode 367 7th May 2021
Interview Highlight: Gary Rodney

Interview Highlight: Gary Rodney

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.

More info:

Smart Vision Optometry

Christian Science #19 - 09 May 2021
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