Awareness day at the centre city mall

The second event that we had this week was the awareness day at the Centre City mall. This was again part of our celebration of the five year collaboration with VICTA. We were lucky enough to get some coverage in the local Star beforehand for both of our awareness events We set up the usual […]

Occupational therapy week: talk at the public library

Last week was occupational therapy week and I decided that we should take the opportunity to celebrate five years of collaboration between the Vision Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa (VICTA) and the school of occupational therapy. We had two separate events. The first was a public talk at the Dunedin Library. This was entitled: “So, your […]

Vision screening at Tahuna (ODT article)

We have reached a bit of a watershed with our child-to-child vision screening at Tahuna Intermediate school. Last week we reached 270 children. We went back to the school to catch up with the 19 children who had ambiguous scores when we did the first round of testing. At this point our scoring has become […]

5 years of VICTA and OT collaboration

I’m preparing for OT week next week (21st – 25th October) where we are planning to celebrate five years of collaborations between occupational therapy and VICTA (vision impairment charitable trust Aotearoa). Five years ago we were faced with a whole lot of nothing. The Blind Foundation was going through a really bad phase; we had […]