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Vision Australia: Navigating transitions

Moving from high school to tertiary education or from education to the work place can stressful experiences.

Living with blindness or low vision can present additional challenges to this, as workplaces, educational institutions and other organisations can sometimes lack the resources and knowledge needed to be accessible and inclusive.

In September 2019 Vision Australia held a Facebook live session with a panel of people with lived experiences of navigating these challenges.

Read on to find about the panel and then watch a replay of the session to hear their stories and advice.

Meet the panel

Cameron Roles, Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University and Vision Australia Board member

Cameron is a senior lecturer at the ANU College of Law, where he teaches and researches in workplace law. He also teaches corporations law and occupational health and safety law. Prior to his appointment to ANU, Cameron worked as a lecturer at the University of Wollongong, and as a workplace relations lawyer in private and government legal practice.

Paul Hedley, Vision Australia Client Reference Group (CRG) member  

Paul is a member of Vision Australia’s Client Reference Group (CRG), responsible for the Technology portfolio. Paul currently works in the manufacturing sector and studied at TAFE after finishing high school. He has also recently started studying for a degree in counselling.  Since losing his vision four years ago, Paul has had to adapt in a number of ways in both his work and personal life.

Nadia Mattiazzo, Vision Australia Client Reference Group (CRG) member   

Nadia is also a member of the CRG and is responsible for the Seeing Eye Dogs portfolio. She has studied Arts at Deakin University and is currently working as a Program Manager with Women with Disabilities Victoria.