Welcome to Zest - a place for youth, by youth.

Quick update: you told us and we listened...

We have had feedback that the original format of Zest being divided into seven topic categories didn't give you the quickest access to the latest posts. With this in mind we have now combined all categories into one forum, with the latest posts at the top. We hope Zest is now easier to navigate.

We are always looking at ways to improve and make this space one of your favourites, so we will continue to look at other ways to keep Zest relevant and as interactive as it can be. Keep those suggestions coming - any feedback you have is much appreciated as we are making these changes with you in mind.

zest@visionaustralia.org


Featured posts

Zest 101

If you're a first time visitor, welcome! If you're a regular Zest reader or contributor, welcome back. Here's a quick snapshot of Zest.

Zest is an online space for people around the ages of 18 to 35 who live with blindness or low vision. Whether it’s talking about dating, socialising, travelling, your studies, working or simply useful things to do when you are chilling in your own time, we want this to be the place where you can ask questions and interact with others who have similar experiences to yourself. Zest is your community, and we hope you introduce yourself and share. Don’t be shy.

Getting started

The following links are your best friends on this site.
Note: some links will display a new page, others will update sections further down this page.
Sign Up Log in Guest Book and Introductions Forums News Feed Useful Links

Don’t miss out!

We put together a short newsletter every couple of weeks to summarise the latest Zest topics, conversations and news.

Subscribe to the mailing list by entering your email address in the text box on this page. Y ou can do this by pressing the letter E on your keyboard or navigating via headings by pressing H.

Need help:

Check out our audio guide on navigating Zest or our tips on navigating Zest with a screenreader

Send through your feedback:

The Zest team welcomes suggestions and ideas to improve the site. To contact us or make a suggestion simply email: zest@visionaustralia.org

The small print:

While we try to ensure the Zest pages have accurate information and resources, Zest is a place for people to share personal experiences and solutions. The information on these pages is not meant to be a substitute for professional assistance or advice.

Quick update: you told us and we listened...

We have had feedback that the original format of Zest being divided into seven topic categories didn't give you the quickest access to the latest posts. With this in mind we have now combined all categories into one forum, with the latest posts at the top. We hope Zest is now easier to navigate.

We are always looking at ways to improve and make this space one of your favourites, so we will continue to look at other ways to keep Zest relevant and as interactive as it can be. Keep those suggestions coming - any feedback you have is much appreciated as we are making these changes with you in mind.

zest@visionaustralia.org


Featured posts

Zest 101

If you're a first time visitor, welcome! If you're a regular Zest reader or contributor, welcome back. Here's a quick snapshot of Zest.

Zest is an online space for people around the ages of 18 to 35 who live with blindness or low vision. Whether it’s talking about dating, socialising, travelling, your studies, working or simply useful things to do when you are chilling in your own time, we want this to be the place where you can ask questions and interact with others who have similar experiences to yourself. Zest is your community, and we hope you introduce yourself and share. Don’t be shy.

Getting started

The following links are your best friends on this site.
Note: some links will display a new page, others will update sections further down this page.
Sign Up Log in Guest Book and Introductions Forums News Feed Useful Links

Don’t miss out!

We put together a short newsletter every couple of weeks to summarise the latest Zest topics, conversations and news.

Subscribe to the mailing list by entering your email address in the text box on this page. Y ou can do this by pressing the letter E on your keyboard or navigating via headings by pressing H.

Need help:

Check out our audio guide on navigating Zest or our tips on navigating Zest with a screenreader

Send through your feedback:

The Zest team welcomes suggestions and ideas to improve the site. To contact us or make a suggestion simply email: zest@visionaustralia.org

The small print:

While we try to ensure the Zest pages have accurate information and resources, Zest is a place for people to share personal experiences and solutions. The information on these pages is not meant to be a substitute for professional assistance or advice.

  • AIRA! Your own trained set of eyes in the palm of your hand

    5 days ago

    Using wearable smart glasses or a smartphone that beams live stream footage, Aira connects people who are blind or have low vision to a trained professional
    agent who then becomes their ‘eyes’, helping to navigate the built environment, colour match clothes, read a whiteboard, navigate a work-site, travel with
    confidence and so much more.
    You can trial Aira for free by downloading the app and using it between a Vision Australia office and it's nearest train station.

    Please see the Aira site below for more information.

    AIRA



    Using wearable smart glasses or a smartphone that beams live stream footage, Aira connects people who are blind or have low vision to a trained professional
    agent who then becomes their ‘eyes’, helping to navigate the built environment, colour match clothes, read a whiteboard, navigate a work-site, travel with
    confidence and so much more.
    You can trial Aira for free by downloading the app and using it between a Vision Australia office and it's nearest train station.

    Please see the Aira site below for more information.

    AIRA



  • Useful links

    23 days ago


    Job accessFind a job and access workplace modifications if needed.

    My future websiteexplore tasks, skills and qualifications for particular job occupations and careers

    National companion cardAccess 2 tickets for the price of 1 for you and a companion to selected events and venues.

    Photo idProve your age, anytime, anywhere.

    disabled parking permitPark with ease and with less restrictions.

    My govYour point of entry for the NDIS, Centrelink and other government related programs.


    NDISFind out how the NDIS can help you.

    Contact ministers, members and senatorsContact your local representatives to advocate for yourself...


    Job accessFind a job and access workplace modifications if needed.

    My future websiteexplore tasks, skills and qualifications for particular job occupations and careers

    National companion cardAccess 2 tickets for the price of 1 for you and a companion to selected events and venues.

    Photo idProve your age, anytime, anywhere.

    disabled parking permitPark with ease and with less restrictions.

    My govYour point of entry for the NDIS, Centrelink and other government related programs.


    NDISFind out how the NDIS can help you.

    Contact ministers, members and senatorsContact your local representatives to advocate for yourself or your community.

    Blind gamers.comsee a comprehensive list of computer games and their respective ratings by users.

    Blind sports AustraliaFind out what sports are available in your area and how to get involved.





  • Navigating Zest with a screenreader

    about 1 month ago

    On Zest you will find navigating by heading your best friend. Simply press the letter H on your keyboard and each time you do so you will be moved down the page to the next main area.
    You will also find pressing the letter E on your keyboard will transport you through the text boxes that allow you to create forums, enter replies or other content.
    If there is anything else you find hard while navigating or using the site please let us know by emailing us at

    zest@visionaustralia.org







    On Zest you will find navigating by heading your best friend. Simply press the letter H on your keyboard and each time you do so you will be moved down the page to the next main area.
    You will also find pressing the letter E on your keyboard will transport you through the text boxes that allow you to create forums, enter replies or other content.
    If there is anything else you find hard while navigating or using the site please let us know by emailing us at

    zest@visionaustralia.org