Link Disability Magazine is Australia's leading national cross-disability magazineFeaturing opinions and perspectives directly from people with a disability, Link covers a diverse range of topics including news, issues, art, sport, breakthroughs, travel, health, advocacy, products and people in the disability sector. Link started out in 1980 as a small state-based newspaper and has since evolved into a national, professionally designed, glossy, colour magazine.
Welcome to the October edition of Link Magazine!
This issue our cover story is about Starfish, a beachside store that is making waves when it comes to special needs, diversity and inclusion. One of the staff, Madison Sims, who has autism and a mild intellectual disability, is on the cover. We also have stories on how smart homes can be a life changing solution for people with disability and a commitment to the environment from Sustainable Salons that led to work opportunities for people with disability.
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Vision impaired dancers light up the night
It’s a Tuesday evening and ten amateur dancers have taken to the floor for a lively rumba in a sports hall in Perth. Paired with experienced partners, they are giddy with excitement, smiling and laughing.
All beginners, they grip firmly to their partners who are guiding them, so they take the right steps.
This is ballroom dancing for people who are vision impaired. If you were ever in doubt that it would be suitable for people with low vision, the following evidence proves otherwise.
“I love it because it’s so energising, it really lifts me up,” said Emma Vardy. And from Simon Chong, “I always used to joke that you’d only see me on the dance floor after a few beers, but I’m hoping this will change that. I am using my sense of touch, and that person is supporting me during the dance. It makes me feel safe and secure having someone to guide me, so offers greater confidence.”