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The new look $50 note will hit the streets on the 18th October 2018. It features Australia’s first published Aboriginal author and inventor, David Unaipon, and the first female member of an Australian parliament, Edith Cowan. Once again the $50 note has upgraded security and bumps to assist vision impaired people.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is being rolled out through Queensland. Queensland Blind Association Inc is now an authorised provider of aids and equipment. For further information please contact our office on 07 3848 8888.
Thank you to 1- World Charity Shop in Browns Plains for their generous donation to Qld Blind Association Inc. Their financial assistance will help enable us to support the Blind Community throughout Queensland and allow them to assume their active place in today’s society.
From Wednesday the 20th September 2017 the revamped $10 note comes into circulation. The $10 note features writers Banjo Paterson and Dame Mary Gilmore, has a clear strip down the middle of the bill and two small bumps so it can be easily identified by people who are vision impaired.
In this video Peter and Jenny speaks to us about how they manage day to day life being blind. 2016 – Television Commercial – “Being Blind” from QSFT on Vimeo.
As part of our fundraising, Queensland Blind Association Inc is selling the 2019/2020 Entertainment Book. Entertainment membership can be purchased either by book or an app for your smart phone. Each book offers up to 50% off and 2-for-1 for many of the best restaurants, cafes, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more. The brand […]
The Reserve Bank of Australia has revealed a new $5 note to be introduced from 1st September 2016. With innovative new security features, the note has a colourful design of the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill. The new notes will also feature a new “tactile” feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between denominations.
If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, Queensland Rail provides a 24/7 text messaging service should you require assistance or find yourself in an emergency situation. By sending an SMS to 0428 774 636, you can contact a Queensland Rail Passenger Service Officer to obtain train and platform assistance (including lift outages), station […]
Taxi meters that ‘talk’ are becoming available in Australian cabs. Commuters will be able to ask taxi drivers to turn on the optional audio feature. The meters will announce the starting fare, the fare as it increases and the final amount.
The Australian Senate has supported a motion which could force television stations to introduce audio description services for blind and vision impaired.
myGov will be the only way to access your Centrelink online account in the near future. You will need to create a mygov account and link your Centrelink online account. Visit myGov and follow the prompts. For help creating a myGov account, linking Centrelink or recovering your username or password, visit myGov and select Need help? […]
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