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Aunty Mary's Story

The aim of this campaign is to provide the community with information, that will assist understanding of the services that Guide Dogs NSW/ACT offers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In turn, this will allow answers to questions and provide advice to members of the community who are vision impaired.

Facts & Figures

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are six times more likely to get vision problems

Why is this campaign so important?

Titled 'Aunty Mary's Story', the video is the cornerstone of a collaborative campaign between Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and Aboriginal Elder Aunty Mary Hooker, a Bundjalung woman, who has impaired vision.

Through telling Aunty Mary's story about how Guide Dogs NSW/ACT's free services helped her re-gain her confidence and independence, the campaign aims to raise awareness that assistance is readily and freely available. The video includes information about vision loss, common vision conditions and practical tips on how to assist people whose vision is impaired.

Campaign Resources