The Royal Society for the Blind provides assistance to those who experience vision loss. The organisation provides employment services; assistance with orientation or mobility and low vision services to assist people to make the most of remaining sight.
Students are sought for a number of projects. Ideally, they will also undertake a volunteer component which may include providing assistance with driving; administration; sport or facilitating coffee and movie groups.
Project 1 : White Cane Day Campaign
White Cane Day is an international event which creates community awareness about vision impairment and mobility.
Students are asked to undertake a variety of tasks in the lead up to this event (October 15). These tasks include:
- Working with TransAdelaide to create awareness about vision imparment and mobility
- Developing a public relations campaign about mobility with a human interest focus
- Marketing the mobility services of RSB.
The project will suit marketing; commerce; public relations/communications and/or health science students.
Project 2: The Swiss Army Knife App
A student/team of students is sought to develop a mobile device app which contains useful tools for people with a vision impairment (for example, a liquid level finder or money finder).
This project will suit computer science students.
Project 3: Service evaluation
Students are sought to assist with the design and implementation of service evalution.
This project will suit social work/social science or health science students.
Georgia Nichols-Pavey and Pam Johnston
Royal Society for the Blind
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