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 December edition of Link Magazine!
Nas Campanella, the Disability Affairs reporter on the ABC, who has been blind since she was six months old, is our cover story for this issue. Our editor met Nas at our photo shoot and the barriers she encountered in achieving her ambition to be a journalist, and how she dealt with them, makes engaging reading. She believes in the power of people with disability telling their own stories, and hers is just one of them. For many people with disability finding employment is fraught. But there are some success stories and our Employment Feature covers several of them. Have your heard of The Sewing Basket? You have now because this NSW small business is another ‘happy piece’ especially when it comes to employing people with disability who are helped by a small army of volunteers.
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Businesses, disability services and organisations advertising in Link have unique access to a large national niche market: the disability sector.
Link's readership includes people with a disability, their families and carers, health professionals, service providers and policy-makers, as well as many others interested in health and disability issues that affect the whole community. Link also goes to most public libraries in Australia.
Lego Braille Bricks coming soon to Australia
LEGO Braille Bricks will be launched in Australia in early 2021 by Vision Australia, in partnership with the LEGO Foundation. This education tool is designed to support children and young people who are blind or have low vision develop tactile skills and learn the Braille system.
The raised bumps on each LEGO Braille Brick have been modified to correspond to a letter or character of the braille alphabet. Each brick also has a printed letter or character to allow children who are blind or have low vision to learn and play alongside sighted classmates, family members and educators.
The bricks are intended as a playful introduction to braille for younger children, but do have proven learning opportunities and benefits older children. These are not suitable for children under the age of four.