Emma Bennison

Matthew Layton presents Studio 1 – Vision Australia Radio’s weekly look at life in Australia from a low vision and blind point of view.

Matthew’s guest this week is super-mum, high-flying professional and all-round superb example of the best the human species has to offer, Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia.

Matthew and Emma chat about the effect these turbulent times are having on people with a vision impairment and Matthew asks Emma a question:

“Are people living with low vision and blindness more susceptible to mental health issues?”


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Emma Bennison - CEO, Blind Citizens Australia - https://www.bca.org.au/

For the audio of Blind Citizens Australia’s Panel Session on Blindness and Emotional Wellbeing click here:


For more information on Blind Citizens Australia’s daily Happy Hour events click here and scroll down four stories to Happy Hour Schedule:




For this week only, Matthew’s regular appointment with Studio 1’s Mental Health and Safety Manager, legally blind registered counsellor Tammey Candeloro, has been given its own standalone show.entitled “Studio 1 Extra” 

The show also contains an illustrated explanation of the references to “failure” at the end of Matthew’s conversation with guest Emma Bennison.

Tammy Candeloro - Counselling 4 You WA https://www.counselling4youwa.com.au/ - 0423 93 15 74

[PHOTO CAPTION: Portrait of Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, and canine companion.]


Vision Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation for Studio 1.

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