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Useful Links

Advocacy and Consumer Groups

Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet The Indigenous eye health web resource is a ‘one-stop info-shop’ for people working, studying, or interested in the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australian Blindness Forum The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) is a not-for-profit organisation which operates as the peak body representing people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia.

Blind Citizens Australia The peak consumer body representing people who are blind or vision impaired.

Council on the Ageing (WA) Provides a range of services to Seniors in Western Australia, including insurance and computer training.

Diabetes WA Minimising the impact of diabetes on the Western Australian community.

Glaucoma Support Group of WA Meets bi-monthly and provides peer support for people who have glaucoma.

Information Radio 990 RPH Provides access to information for West Australians with a print disability.

Lions Eye Institute Provides research and education into prevention of sight loss.

Macular Degeneration Foundation Australia Information regarding this most common cause of age-related vision loss.

Media Access Australia This site provides a comprehensive view on what’s happening in relation to access to media, such as cinema, TV, new media and more, for people who are blind or vision impaired, both in Australia and internationally.

Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation WA A website providing information and resources for the eye condition RetinitisPigmentosa.

Vision 2020 Australia A national advocate committed to working with member organisations across Australia to improve eye health and vision care outcomes.

Other Support Groups 

Australian Government Agencies

Disability Services Commission The WA Government authority for issues related to disability.

Disability Advocacy NSW

ADHC Ageing, Disability and Home Care NSW

Disability Services QLD

Disability Services NT

Disability Services SA

Disability Services TAS

Job Access– An Australian Government Initiative

Links to Research

Centre for Eye Research, Australia CERA is affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

Centre for Eye Health

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility

Bionic Vision Australia

Useful Websites

Other blindness agencies in Australia:

Eye Conditions:

Vision related organisations:

Assistive Technology:

Children: