Thailand Tour interview with George Booth

On this New Horizons interview, Robyn Gail talks with George Booth from Travel Tree about the upcoming tour to Thailand designed for vision impaired travelers.

VI Thailand Tour interview
Thailand Tour Itinerary

In conversation with Minister Fifield

Assistant Minister for Social Services and  Manager of Government Business in the Senate, Minisiter Fifield tells Chair of Australian Federation of Disability Organisations Margherita Coppolino about the NDIS and his plans to make it the best it can be. 

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New Horizons interview

This week on program 322 of New Horizons, Robyn Gaile speaks with Greg Madson, the new National President of Blind Citizens Australia.

The direct link to listen is Listen to Program 322

Interview on Talking Vision New Horizons interview

Edition 191 for the week of  25 November 2013.

 

This week we introduce the new leaders at Blind Citizens Australia (BCA). BCA is the national organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired. In recent times this organisation has undergone significant change, with the appointment of a new Executive Officer in the middle of this year and the election of a new president in October. In this program Stephen Jolley chats with these two people to explore their background, their vision for BCA and their take on the importance of the organisation to the blindness and vision impaired community.

 

Participants this week are:

  • Rosemary Boyd, Executive Officer of BCA;
  • Greg Madson, President of BCA.

 

Also this week, Frances Keyland from the Vision Australia Library, previews another title in Reader Recommended.

 

You can listen here to this week’s program or go to the Talking Vision web page for broadcast details, an outline of past programs and links to associated audio.

 

Please spread the word that people can keep in touch with the program through Twitter by following talkingvision1.

 

Stephen Jolley

Client Communications Advisor

Vision AustraliaI was recently interviewed on New Horizons,  program 322.

 

Robyn Gaile speaks with Greg

> Madson, the new National President of Blind Citizens

> Australia.

 

> The direct link to listen is http://bca.org.au/attachments/nh-0322.m3u and

 

to download is

> http://bca.org.au/attachments/New-Horizons-20131125-Ep322.mp3

 

 

 

An opportunity for vision impaired / blind adventurers

Vision impaired / blind adventurers are invited to join Ranquilco for the trip of a lifetime. If youʼre seeking a world beyond the familiar, this is for you!

In March of 2014, T.A. Carrithers will lead three blind riders for a 10-day pack trip into the heart of the Andean Cordillera, Argentina. The trip will include: a 3-night stay at Estancia Ranquilcoʼs lodge where the riders, guides and horses will prepare for the journey ahead; 10 days of trail riding and wilderness camping; an additional 2-night, post-trail recovery stage at the Estancia lodge. Horses, pack-mules, food + gear will be supplied, and each blind / visually impaired guest will have his/her personal guide. Pack trip and travel costs to/from Argentina are covered.

This epic, horse-powered trek will become the subject of a movie, called Blind Spot. A vision quest documentary, Blind Spot defies the conventional views on blindness to chronicle an inspirational journey of self-discovery, in search of what we see, what we canʼt see, and what we overlook.

 

See more at  http://ranquilco.com/index.php/trips/blind-spot/

 

Selection criteria for the visually-impaired / blind riders:

– The invitation is open to blind / visually-impaired women + men (must be over 18)
– Prior horseback riding or camping experience is not necessary
– Average fitness level and tolerance for unpredictable weather is preferred
– Must be available to travel to Argentina for 3 – 4 weeks in March of 2014

Share your story with us:

– Please write a brief message (+/- 150 words), or send us a video or audio recording (+/- 1 minute) that expresses your passion for joining this adventure. Weʼd love to learn what you hope to discover on the trail, what you want to bring home, and what you might leave behind…
– Deadline for entries: December 1, 2013.

For more information, or to submit your story, please contact us:

tac.ranquilco@gmail.com
info@blindspotfilm.com

For more information about the film, please go to: blindspotfilm.com