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Vision Australia webinar — Stand up for your rights: university students

Event Details
Online webinar
5 February 2020

Are you preparing for, or thinking about, studying at university and want to know how best to advocate for yourself?

Register for the Vision Australia Stand Up for Your Rights Advocacy Webinar: What university students need to know for advice from an experienced panel.

Topics will include:

The panellists are keen to answer questions you may have. Please send them to You will also be able to ask questions via email or through Zoom during the webinar.

Event details

When: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Time:  6:30 pm NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS; 5:30 pm QLD ; SA 6 pm, NT 5 pm; WA 3:30 pm
Cost: Free (your own data or call charges will apply)
Book your placePlease register your details.


Bruce Maguire
Lead Policy Advisor, Vision Australia
Bruce is blind and has a Master’s degree in Policy and Applied Social Research. Before joining Vision Australia in 2008, Bruce worked in the Disability Rights Unit at the Australian Human Rights Commission. He has also been Chair of the Australian Braille Authority and President of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities. He also led Vision Australia’s research project into barriers to online learning experienced by university students who are blind or have low vision.

Jane Britt 
Policy Officer, Blind Citizens Australia
Jane is currently serving on the Expert / Quality Advisory Panel for the development of a virtual centre for women and children with disabilities, being created by Women with Disabilities Australia. She undertakes freelance journalism on disability issues. Jane has also held positions with Vision Australia and the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education.

Doug McGinn
Disability Advisor, University of Tasmania
As a Disability Advisor, Doug works with students with all types of disabilities and ongoing medical conditions including those with vision impairments. While he was a student, Doug was extremely active in the area of the rights and services for students with disabilities. He was integral in the creation of a student support group, establishment of disability resource rooms at two campuses and the employment of disability advisors.

Posted 3 February 2020