Guide Dogs WA: “ROAM Trial Presentation”

The Rural and Remote Orientation and Mobility (ROAM) project, developed by VisAbility, provides real-time monitoring and delivery of Orientation and Mobility training and instruction via videoconferencing.

The service delivery involves using a smartphone (iPhone 6 Plus) attached to a Go-Pro chest harness worn by the individual. Live video streaming to a remote Orientation and Mobility Instructor provides instruction to the individual via headphones.

Check out the latest video here: ROAM Youtube Clip

CISCO Academy for the Vision Impaired (CAVI) Enrolments Now Open

CAVI Enrolments are now open for all courses.

Visit for CAVI course info

How do I apply?

Head on over to the application form Complete it, and email it to caviinfo at gmail dot com

What is CAVI?

CAVI is a Cisco Networking Academy based in Perth, Western Australia providing the following services, both nationally and internationally, to people who are totally or partially blind:

  • Accredited Cisco Networking Academy courses
  • Various non-Cisco IT courses and short courses
  • Life skills short courses
  • Podcasts

For more information contact CAVI by email: mailto:caviinfo at gmail dot com.

Orientation and mobility for people with deafblindness

Able Australia (Victoria) has developed a training program to help people understand the challenges that people with deafblindness face when navigating their way around their local community, including communicating with people who are DeafBlind. It can be viewed here: Orientation and mobility for people with deafblindness

including students with vision impairments in physical education

The Statewide Vision Resource Centre (Victoria) has produced a video presentation on including students with vision impairments in physical education.

The video shows equipment and provides strategies to help make PE more accessible. It also is a useful resource for parents who have a vision impairment as well.

The clip goes for about 25 minutes and is available online now here:
Presentation: Including Students With Vision Impairments in Physical Education

An audio guide to tax and super

Do you find it easier to listen to information about tax and superannuation than to read it? We’ve produced a range of audio guides about tax and super to meet this need.

Check out the ‘Protect your personal information’ guide which helps you avoid getting scammed. ‘Super basics – an audio guide’ provides a simple overview about how to manage your superannuation. Other audio guides focus on how to look after your business including how to lodge your business activity statement and managing your GST obligations.

To listen, visit: www.ato.gov.au/audioguides