Graeme Innes on Reading with a Visual Impairment : An Advocate’s Perspective

Graeme Innes on Reading with a Visual Impairment : An Advocate’s Perspective

Graeme Innes AM is an Australian company director, lawyer, public speaker, confirmed cricket tragic, and book worm. He has been a human rights practitioner for 30 years in NSW and Western Australia and has participated in the development of national and international human rights instruments. Graeme was Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner from December 2005 until […]

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Nick Gleeson on Reading : Author of The Many Ways of Seeing

Nick Gleeson on Reading : Author of The Many Ways of Seeing

Author Nick Gleeson was sighted until the age of seven when an automatic supermarket door struck his head, causing a retinal detachment. Despite not being “into reading as a child”, and having difficulty accessing braille and audio books of his choice growing up and while studying, Nick’s life is now all about reading and writing […]

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Macular degeneration and reading : A story from AIPI member Fiona Phillips

Macular degeneration and reading : A story from AIPI member Fiona Phillips

Fiona Phillips is a copyright expert and a popular commentator on intellectual property law and policy. Fiona has been part of the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative since its inception. In this article Fiona shares her experience of reading for pleasure over time as her vision has diminished and how she now goes about reading a […]

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History of accessible books with Tony Starkey : an interview

History of accessible books with Tony Starkey : an interview

Tony Starkey, Policy, Accessibility and Client Consultant for the Royal Society for the Blind, shares with the APA his story of becoming vision impaired and how it impacted his reading and career. Alongside his personal history, Tony takes us through time pinpointing the technical innovations in making books more accessible over the years. Tony is […]

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