My Impact

Building Positive Impact Together

Every dollar you raise helps achieve a positive impact for people living with blindness and low vision to live their lives with the independence they seek. That in turn promotes real social inclusion.

Emotional support logo

Emotional support and groups for social inclusion

Occupational therapists logo

Occupational therapists for independence

Mobility specialists to stay safe and get around

Orthoptists to assess functional vision and make recommendations

Education and employment support to achieve aspirations

Aids and equipment from our shop to improve daily living

Technology and training to stay connected

Early intervention, children's and adolescents' specialised services

Seeing Eye Dogs for independence

Audio books and library for leisure and learning

Helpful information and advice for clients and families

My Aged Care and NDIS experts to maximise funding

The Year in Numbers

In 2019-20 you and thousands of like-minded fundraisers helped make this possible. We couldn’t support as many people as we do without your most generous support. So many people have been helped in so many ways.

44,035

hours of occupational therapy provided

8,167

clients accessed library services

1,271

inquires to our Access Technology help line

21,881

hours of access technology service provided

Over

$823,000

raised at the 2019 Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight to support 1,961 children

833 clients participated in

80,963

hours of recreation support services



34,855

Vision Australia clients (including retail, library)

160,000

print pages converted into accessable formats:

98,700 braille master pages

15,835 e-text pages

66,200 large print pages

4,020 tactual graphics

2,341 active volunteers contributed

948,596

hours of time

NSW Spectacles Program delivered

54,197

spectacles to 37,479 clients

Highlights from 2019-20

Paul Kapeleris, legally blind since birth, plays piano at Carols by Candlelight 2019. As Carols by Candlelight Ambassador, 23-year-old Paul thrilled audiences with a stunning rendition of Silent Night.

Local children enjoyed exploring our Feelix Library kits at a community event in Wollongong. Feelix kits come with items that give children a tactile experience of the story (in the photo, it’s a toy cow and bucket), and are one of the many ways children who live with blindness, low vision, or any other print disability, are able to access written material.

Vision Australia paediatric occupational therapist, Hannah Sutherland, and clients Liam and Isaac standing beside a new braille sign at the all-abilities playground in Luke’s Place, in Corrimal, NSW.e.

Gordon Gray holding his winning work of art in the 2020 Vision Australia calendar artwork competition. Gordon is one of 15 artists who are blind or have low vision whose artwork was published in the 2020 calendar and diary.

2019 Vision Australia Award winners, from left to right, David Hodgson, Nadia Mattiazzo, and Tim Boyle.These annual awards identify, celebrate and thank the generous organisations and individuals who give their time and resources to support our work.

16-year-old Matthew with NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, at NSW’s Parliament House. Both Matthew and Gareth were born with oculocutaneous albinism.

Seeing Eye Dogs senior puppy development trainer, Kim Rulach, and puppy development manager, Jane Bradley, were at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station on February 14 – otherwise known as PALentine’s Day – raising awareness of our Puppy Caring program.

Children in Newcastle took part in lightsaber battles with combat theatre company, the Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy as part of a local school holiday program for children who are blind or have low vision.

When vision loss starts to impact daily life, it’s time to call Vision Australia. We are vision loss experts and work with people of all ages to maximise their remaining vision. With your support we help people achieve independence, stay safe and increase their ability to participate in everyday life.

For more information:

Call  1300 84 74 66 

Email  info@visionaustralia.org 

Visit  visionaustralia.org