The Keep It Clear! poster campaign is the result of a partnership project between people who are blind or have low vision, Wollongong City Council, Vision Australia (Wollongong Office) and teachers and students from the Community Services Diploma of TAFE Illawarra Institute.
The purpose of the project is to raise community awareness of the challenges and issues people who are blind or have low vision face while navigating their way around the built environment of the Wollongong Local Government Area.
Keep It Clear! has been developed with the guidance and assistance of people who are blind or have low vision. Project participants hope the information will provide insight into some of the barriers that prevent people who are blind or have low vision from moving about the environment freely and safely.
Wollongong City Council, Vision Australia and teachers and students from TAFE Illawarra Institute would like to thank the following participants for their involvement in the project:
- Marlene Cooper
- Rhiannon McLeash and her seeing eye dog, ‘Kingy’
- Aileen Muscat
- Terry Ollier
- Daniel Peterson
- Keith Rutherford
- Geoff Stratton
- Ron Vardanega
To view the six Keep It Clear! posters and learn more about the participants' stories, click the thumbnails below.
Council can provide free copies of these posters for people to display in their business or workplace. If you'd like to show your support for blind and low vision members of our community, please call us on (02) 4227 7111.
We also have a Disability Access Guide, which provides an overview of the services Council offers to promote equal access to our services and facilities. A copy is available for download below, or call (02) 4227 1111 to request hard copies of the guide.
Disability Access Guide
For further information about living with low vision or blindness, visit Vision Australia's website.