The audio of the DGhA March 2022 Members meeting is now available.
Guest presenters were Chris Edwards Vision Australia Manager Government Relations and Advocacy.
Jane Britt Blind Citizens Australia Team Leader, Policy and Advocacy
Martin Stewart Blind Citizens Australia Team Leader, Policy and Advocacy
Discussion on the Uber Service Assistance Program. And, Dog Guide refusals with taxi and rideshare services.
Members Meeting 23 March 2022
The link below will take you to the audio of the September 29 members meeting with guest presenters Samantha O’Keefe, Therapy Dogs Co-ordinator Guide Dogs New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory and Ally Burnham, Volunteer with Guide Dogs New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Canine Court Companion Program.
The duration is 58 minutes, and the file size is 29.5Mb, in mp3 format.
Samantha O’Keefe and Ally Burnham
The link below will take you to the audio of the November 27 members meeting with guest presenter Amber Yarde, Assistant Director, Victoria, Community and Mainstream Engagement, Community and Mainstream Engagement Branch National Disability Insurance Agency.
Amber started with a short talk about NDIS support for dog-guides and handlers. She then answered questions related to NDIA policy and funding for dog-guides and handlers.
The duration is 1 hour 20 minutes, and the file size is 30.8Mb, in mp3 format.
Amber Yarde from Community and Mainstream Engagement NDIS
The link below will take you to the audio of the September 25 members meeting with Guest presenter Zoren Milasinovich the vet from Green Cross Vets in Narre Warren.
Zoran starts with a short talk about some common first aid situations and how you might handle these if you are blind or have low vision. He then answers questions on health, maintenance and general care of dog guides.
The duration is 1 hour 12 minutes, and the file size is 30.6Mb, in mp3 format.
Zoren Milasinovich a vet from Green Cross Vets
Presenters at this meeting are Nicole Homes – Access & Technology Officer & Kelly Prentice – O&M Specialist from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT who spoke about developments in technology influencing the future of O&M. This includes the use of video streaming, Bluetooth beacons & the changing face of O&M services.
To listen to the audio please go to developments in technology influencing the future of O&M