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    Support for people who are blind or vision impaired

    A webinar on the support services for living with vision loss.

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    A webinar on the support services available for anyone who is blind or has vision loss. Jane Britt, the presenter lives with low vision and is also profoundly deaf in one ear. She is a disability consultant and freelance writer on equity, diversity and inclusion in the tertiary sector.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • What the Disability Support Pension (Blind) is and how to access it
    • Mobility Allowance or NDIS transport support services
    • State and territory taxi subsidy schemes
    • State and territory public transport schemes
    • How to access a Companion Card
    • Service providers and other service supports available to those who are legally blind or vision impaired

    When: Wednesday, February 16

    Time: 2-3pm AEDT

    Where: online

    About the presenter

    Jane Britt is Policy and Advocacy Team Leader at Blind Citizens Australia, a national representative organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired. Jane held the role of National Policy Officer with BCA for over 2 years prior.

    Jane lives with low vision and is also profoundly deaf in one ear. While her vision and hearing loss were challenges, she hasn’t let it slow her down and today she also works as a disability consultant and freelance writer for the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training on the subjects of equity, diversity and inclusion in the tertiary sector.

    Jane is a graduate of Vision Australia’s Graduate Start program in Service Innovation and Design. She is a current Non-Executive Director of Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN). Jane has worked with the Disability Leadership Institute as an Engagement Guru and as a freelance writer for the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) and Eureka Street. As an integral member of QDeNgage for QDN, Jane has provided consultancy advice and feedback on disability for government consultations. She is a current member is the Steering Committee for the LEAD project with WWDA, and Reference Group for Deafblind Australia. Jane is Co-founder and former President of Achilles Brisbane. Jane was awarded the Vision Australia Award (Youth) in 2020 for her commitment to advocacy.

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