World Blind Union – Asia Pacific Mid-Term Regional General Assembly

The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific Mid-Term Regional General Assembly 2014 will be held on 21-24 November in Hong Kong.

Live streaming broadcast of the plenary sessions and concurrent workshops will be arranged at the official website of the Assembly. Interested parties can watch the programs on line by clicking on the “Live” icon next to the title of relevant sessions in the program overview page http://wbuapga2014.org/en_pro.php during the event.

For more information about the Assembly, please visit the WBU official website

join Self Advocacy and Peer Support on Dec 3 in Northbridge

International Day of People With Disability with Self Advocacy and Peer Support WA

POETRY, REAL LIFE AND FREEDOM

featuring

Live Music from “Loose Tooth” and Dave Regan and the Accessible Soapbox!

Join Advocacy and Peer Support WA to groove, listen and have a say.

Poetry; Stories; Disability Clothesline; Music, Song and Dance; Reverse tin rattle; Cheerleaders

Wednesday December 3rd, 2pm to 5pm at the Northbridge Piazza, Cnr James St and Lake St Northbridge

An event for people with disability and the community, by people with disability for International Day of People with Disability.

Accessible venue, Auslan interpreters, on Blue CAT bus route (nearest stop 12), accessible parking at State Library and Aberdeen St, public. Accessible toilets on James St.

Supported by Disability Advocacy in WA.

Further information contact Sam on 0412887674 or mermaid@bunyip.wheelycreek.net

Against the grain

Jim Cairns and Rex Baker, from The Ride, have decided to take on Australasian Safari 2014, the same event during which Jim was involved in the accident that resulted in his incomplete paraplegia.

Fairholme DSG is proud to be supporting this event and encourage you to donate. Full information about this event is on Against the Grain’s website The action has already started, and you will be able to follow progress on the website thanks to Spot GPS tracking.

The Australasian Safari is a grueling seven-day off-road event for motorbikes, quad bikes, 4WD and side-by-side vehicles covering more than 3500km of the Western Australian outback. Attracting competitors from across the globe, the event is not for the feint-hearted as the terrain is rugged with a great variety of geographical challenges requiring peak endurance from its competitors.

Jim and Rex will compete in the side-by-side vehicles category, with Jim as the first with his disability to participate in the category. Although Jim relies on a wheelchair, this had not impeded his ability to compete or determination to inspire all people to chase their dreams.

As the last ever Australasian Safari to be held in Western Australia, this is the team’s final opportunity to cross it.

First ever Dog Guide conference in Australia

the first ever Dog Guide conference held in Australia has been a fantastic success.

held at the Grand Chifley in Adelaide on the 6th and 7th September. The conference was an opportunity for dog guide handlers, instructors and speakers to come together participate in some networking and peer support activity and engage in some informative workshops.

Photos and workshop recordings are now available on the Dog Guide Handlers Australia website at www.dgha.org.au

Blind Citizens Australia AGM and State Forums

After a very successful Western Australian state forum In July, Blind Citizens Australia is holding its next range of state forums during the month of October.

More information can be found at BCA forums and AGM