Vision Australia webinar — Stand up for your rights: university students
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:
- preparing for university
- tips and tricks in helping you get the most out of your university experience as a student who is blind or has low vision
- what to do if you come across a barrier you haven’t anticipated
- information about Vision Australia’s research into barriers to online learning.
The panellists are keen to answer questions you may have. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also be able to ask questions via email or through Zoom during the webinar.
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 place: Please register your details.
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.
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.
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.