Accessible materials for the vision impaired in the South West

People in the South West who have a vision impairment, will be better able to live independently, participate in education and gain employment through a program that makes things easier to read.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the Turnbull Government was investing $5.7 million to fund the delivery of the Print Disability Services Program over the next three years.

Vision Australia and VisAbility would produce and convert materials into Braille, large print, tactical graphics and e-text, as well as audio files and DAISY readers in the region with print disability.

“All members of our community should have access to communication and information materials,” Mrs Marino said.
“This is one way we can minimise barriers people who are blind or have low vision face so they have the best opportunity to participate in all aspects of life.

“I encourage all people with print disability to contact Vision Australia and VisAbility to take advantage of their services.

“The program will allow more people with print disability to live independently, participate in education, gain employment, and be active participants in our community.”

For more information on the Print Disability Services Program, visit the DSS website.