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Welcome to the space for fashionistas, artists, music-lovers, gamers and cooks (or wannabe’s!) to share ideas and tips about living life well as a person who is blind or has low vision. Add your best recipes, tell us how you match outfits, go to gigs or ask a question about the most accessible online games here. There is always somebody who can add to your memory bank.

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Welcome to the space for fashionistas, artists, music-lovers, gamers and cooks (or wannabe’s!) to share ideas and tips about living life well as a person who is blind or has low vision. Add your best recipes, tell us how you match outfits, go to gigs or ask a question about the most accessible online games here. There is always somebody who can add to your memory bank.

Don't hold back...join the chat now!

Register for Participate Vision Australia here or login here

  1. Add your comments to the forums, start a new forum or ask a question below
  2. To make content suggestions please contact the admins at zest@visionaustralia.org

For one-on-one support to do the activities of your choice, contact Vision Australia on info@visionaustralia.org or call us on 1300 84 74 66.


*Please note that 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.*

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    Check out the below article to learn about some new technology that has the potential to be pretty exciting for people who are blind or have low vision.

    You can read more about Vision Australia’s partnership with Aira here.

    If you want to learn more about Aira, you can visit their website.

    Are you planning to sign up for this service? How would you use Aira to make your life easier? As always, feel free to share your ideas in the comments.



    Check out the below article to learn about some new technology that has the potential to be pretty exciting for people who are blind or have low vision.

    You can read more about Vision Australia’s partnership with Aira here.

    If you want to learn more about Aira, you can visit their website.

    Are you planning to sign up for this service? How would you use Aira to make your life easier? As always, feel free to share your ideas in the comments.



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  • Creating YouTube vids

    by HeyBlinkin, about 1 month ago

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    Was wondering if anyone had some experience in trying to create youtube videos when you can't see. Things like lining up the focus  etc. Ideally on an Iphone. Out of ideas and don't really want to require a sighted person's help if I can manage it.

    Was wondering if anyone had some experience in trying to create youtube videos when you can't see. Things like lining up the focus  etc. Ideally on an Iphone. Out of ideas and don't really want to require a sighted person's help if I can manage it.

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    I was pleased to see that all the athletes were showcased on prime time television and in front of all the crowds at the Commonwealth games in the Gold Coast. I always despaired as to why the Paralympics didn't get the same airtime as the Olympics. Long may it continue. Did anyone else have thoughts about it? Did you have a particular favorite event?

    I was pleased to see that all the athletes were showcased on prime time television and in front of all the crowds at the Commonwealth games in the Gold Coast. I always despaired as to why the Paralympics didn't get the same airtime as the Olympics. Long may it continue. Did anyone else have thoughts about it? Did you have a particular favorite event?

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  • Kids' Writer wants to chat

    by NatWrites, about 1 month ago

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    Hi everyone,

    This might seem like a strange request (and it probably is) but I am interested in talking to someone who has been blind from birth with the hope that we might collaborate on a picture book for kids that explores the idea of how somebody who has never seen, perceives the world.

    I have hereditary deafness in my family (I'm not deaf but have family members who are) and have recently written about the idea of a world without sound and I would love to chat to somebody about something similar. 

    I don't know if that completely makes sense but...

    Hi everyone,

    This might seem like a strange request (and it probably is) but I am interested in talking to someone who has been blind from birth with the hope that we might collaborate on a picture book for kids that explores the idea of how somebody who has never seen, perceives the world.

    I have hereditary deafness in my family (I'm not deaf but have family members who are) and have recently written about the idea of a world without sound and I would love to chat to somebody about something similar. 

    I don't know if that completely makes sense but if there is someone out there who is interested in even discussing/exploring the idea with me, I would love to have a chat. Even if it's for them to tell me it's a terrible idea.

    Love to know if anyone is interested. 

    Thanks,

    Nat

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  • The potential for Air Tasker

    about 2 months ago

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    The potential for Air Tasker

    I thought I would ask the question about Air Tasker and if anyone has used it to get things done. For those who don’t know it’s a system where you can advertise one task to get done for a price from ironing  clothes to web design and the app takes care of the transaction. Giving you access to profiles and reviews of people and other tasks they have done for other people. I have never personally used it but I’m very much considering it as it seems like something that could be particularly useful for blind or low vision users who sometimes need something done quickly but it’s only a minor thing. Would love to hear others thoughts below or if they have had any interaction with Air tasker or similar concepts.


    The potential for Air Tasker

    I thought I would ask the question about Air Tasker and if anyone has used it to get things done. For those who don’t know it’s a system where you can advertise one task to get done for a price from ironing  clothes to web design and the app takes care of the transaction. Giving you access to profiles and reviews of people and other tasks they have done for other people. I have never personally used it but I’m very much considering it as it seems like something that could be particularly useful for blind or low vision users who sometimes need something done quickly but it’s only a minor thing. Would love to hear others thoughts below or if they have had any interaction with Air tasker or similar concepts.


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    Vision Australia’s Audio Description team will make tonight’s Opening Ceremony at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games more inclusive than ever. Audio Description paints a verbal picture of all the spectacular visual elements of this moving Ceremony for people who are blind or have low vision. The audio described content will be transmitted via earpieces at the stadium and for those at home, it will be streamed through the 7CommGames app.

    Coverage of the opening ceremony will begin at 8pm tonight (April 4). You can access this stream by following this link: https://7commgames.com.au/live/57

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    Vision Australia’s Audio Description team will make tonight’s Opening Ceremony at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games more inclusive than ever. Audio Description paints a verbal picture of all the spectacular visual elements of this moving Ceremony for people who are blind or have low vision. The audio described content will be transmitted via earpieces at the stadium and for those at home, it will be streamed through the 7CommGames app.

    Coverage of the opening ceremony will begin at 8pm tonight (April 4). You can access this stream by following this link: https://7commgames.com.au/live/57

    Please note: this link will become active with audio description content from 7.50pm tonight and due to the digital transmission delay will not be in sync with the television broadcast.  

    Please feel free to share with your networks to tune in and Share the Dream.


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  • Going to the pool

    by Fatcat , 2 months ago

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    If you missed our Get Ready for the NDIS webinar last week, the good news is that video and podcast files are now available.

    You can watch the webinar on YouTube here or listen to the podcast on the Vision Australia Podbean channel.






    If you missed our Get Ready for the NDIS webinar last week, the good news is that video and podcast files are now available.

    You can watch the webinar on YouTube here or listen to the podcast on the Vision Australia Podbean channel.






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    David Woodbridge has recently recorded a number of demos of the newly released Apple Homepod. If you own a Homepod, or are thinking about buying one, you may want to check these out.

    You can find David’s podcast feed here.

    Are you planning to get a Homepod? Does the idea of having a constantly listening smart speaker in your house still freak you out a bit? Let us know in the comments.






    David Woodbridge has recently recorded a number of demos of the newly released Apple Homepod. If you own a Homepod, or are thinking about buying one, you may want to check these out.

    You can find David’s podcast feed here.

    Are you planning to get a Homepod? Does the idea of having a constantly listening smart speaker in your house still freak you out a bit? Let us know in the comments.






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  • KNFB help

    by HeyBlinkin, 3 months ago

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    I was able to get KNFB reader with my NDIS plan but I am having trouble reading taxi receipts. Anyone got any tips to do so.

    I was able to get KNFB reader with my NDIS plan but I am having trouble reading taxi receipts. Anyone got any tips to do so.

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