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.

ABC iview Audio Described programs – July 2016

Please find below a list of Audio Described programs that will become available on iview in July 2016.

As always, programs are subject to schedule changes however this is what is currently planned.

  • 8MMM
  • Australian Story
  • Barracuda
  • Breathless
  • Broad City
  • Cleverman
  • Doctor Who
  • Episodes
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Gardening Australia
  • Rake
  • Silent Witness
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries
  • The Queen At Ninety
  • Big Ted’s Excellent Adventure: 50 Years Of Play School
  • Hoopla Doopla
  • Octonauts
  • Olivia
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Spooksville
  • Tree Fu Tom

You might find the instructional clip with information on how to access AD on iview useful. It can be found here: ABC Iview instructional Youtube clip

To provide your feedbac during the trial, or for any other information pleas visit the ABC’s AD website

Interview with Iain Murray – Queen’s Birthday Honours

Through RPH Adelaide, on Vision Extra, an interview with Professor Iain Murray from Curtin University, talking about his Queen’s Birthday Honours Recognition for his work with CAVI, the Cisco Academy for Vision Impaired.

You can listen to Iain’s interview here: Vision Extra Interview with Iain Murray

You can visit CAVI at Cisco Academy for Vision Impaired

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