Queensland Blind Association NDIS Provider #4050013132

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is being rolled out through Queensland.
Queensland Blind Association Inc is now an authorised provider of aids and equipment. For further information please contact our office on 07 3848 8888.

1-World Charity Shop Browns Plains

Thank you to 1- World Charity Shop in Browns Plains for their generous donation to Qld Blind Association Inc.

Their financial assistance will help enable us to support the Blind Community throughout Queensland and allow them to assume their active place in today’s society.

2018 Large Print Calendar

Large Print 2018 Calendar

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New $10 Note

From Wednesday the 20th September 2017 the revamped $10 note comes into circulation. The $10 note features writers Banjo Paterson and Dame Mary Gilmore, has a clear strip down the middle of the bill and two small bumps so it can be easily identified by people who are vision impaired.

Being Blind with Jenny and Peter

In this video Peter and Jenny speaks to us about how that manage day to day life being blind.

 

New 2017/2018 Entertainment Book

As part of our fundraising,  Queensland Blind Association Inc is selling the 2017/2018 Entertainment Book. Entertainment membership can be purchased either by book or an app for your smart phone.  Each book offers up to 50% off and 2-for-1 for many of the best restaurants, cafes, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more.

The brand new 2017/2018 Entertainment Membership is available  from the 27th March 2017.  If you order your book before the 27th March 2017, you will receive 6 printed Early Bird offers or order a digital membership for you smart phone, these 6 offers will be loaded straight to your phone. That’s over $120 bonus value.

To order please click on the link below or call our office on ph 3848 8888.

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New $5 note

New $5 Note

The Reserve Bank of Australia  has revealed a new $5 note to be introduced from 1st September 2016.  With innovative new security features, the note has a colourful design of the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill.  The new notes will also feature a new “tactile” feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between denominations.

Queensland Rail Text Messaging Service for Customers with Disabilities

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, Queensland Rail provides a 24/7 text messaging service should you require assistance or find yourself in an emergency situation.

By sending an SMS to 0428 774 636, you can contact a Queensland Rail Passenger Service Officer to obtain train and platform assistance (including lift outages), station accessibility or timetable information, and seek help during an emergency. A Customer Service Officer will respond promptly to requests 24 hours a day, a days a week.

In an emergency or if you have a disability and require assistance, you can also contact Queensland Rail via the disability assistance and emergency help phone installed at all stations and in some car parks. By pressing the intercom button customers can directly access assistance. At many stations the console will be situated on the platform within the area covered by the hearing loop, and will have raised text, pictograms and Braille to assist people with a sensory impairment.

 

Talking Taxi Meters

Taxi meters that ‘talk’ are becoming available in Australian cabs. Commuters will be able to ask taxi drivers to turn on the optional audio feature. The meters will announce the starting fare, the fare as it increases and the final amount.

Senate Calls for TV Audio for Vision Impaired

The Australian Senate has supported a motion which could force television stations to introduce audio description services for blind and vision impaired.

Accessing you Centrelink Online Account is Changing

myGov will be the only way to access your Centrelink online account in the near future. You will need to create a mygov account and link your Centrelink online account. Visit myGov  and follow the prompts. For help creating a myGov account, linking Centrelink or recovering your username or password, visit myGov and select Need help? Or, call the myGov help desk on 13273 307 and select option 1.

Step-Hear signs

 

Guide Dogs Qld has partnered with the Queensland Government to trial a new generation audible information system on the bus network. The Step-Hear ® system provides blind and vision impaired people with audible messages outlining bus station facilities, bus stop locations and details of which stop bus routes leave from. For further information call (07) 3500 9060.

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