Low Visual Independence
We are an Australian not-for-profit charity whose aim it is to:
"bring happiness to the blind and low visioned Australians through the use of assistive/adaptive technology."
In recent times, technology has developed to empower the blind and low-visioned live a more independent life.
The sad thing is that this technology is costly and many potential beneficiaries are low income Australians, managing on a blind pension and who have no means of affording assistive technology.
The founder of Visual Independence, living with a blind person, recognised the need for the establishment of an organisation to assist needy individuals obtain this technology.
Today, Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation has an advisory committee consisting of Vision Australia, Guide Dogs Victoria, GS1 Australia and Matthews Australasia.
Through your generous support, Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation. in conjunction with the various State and Territory based Blind and Vision organisations, are bringing this technology, such as the talking bar code scanner (ID Mate Summit) to those in need.
The following links have been listed to provide you with access to variousvision services throughout Australia.
Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation - http://www.visualindependence.org.au/
We Serve - https://lionsclubs.org.au/
for free speech synthesizer software. - http://community.nvda-project.org/
Providers of written and text technology for the blind - http://www.lowvision.com.au/
for blindness and low vision services along the eastern Australian seaboard - http://www.visionaustralia.org/
Providing blindness and low vision services throughout Australia. - http://www.guidedogsaustralia.com/ Guide Dogs Qld - http://www.guidedogsqld.com.au/
For blindness and low vision services in Western Australia. - http://www.guidedogswa.com.au/
Peak representative body for the blind and vision impaired - http://www.bca.org.au/
For blindness and low vision services in South Australia. - http://www.rsb.org.au/
CERA is the largest and preeminent eye research institute in Australia. -
Fantasy becomes Reality, Fiction becomes Fact. - http://www.smart-glasses.org/