Joe’s Story


Meet Joe. Joe was born deaf, and started to lose his eyesight at age 30. His life goal was to walk the Kokoda Track to honour his grandfather who fought in the War.

After losing his hearing and sight, Joe felt sad and depressed as he lost his job and independence. Able Australia supported Joe to get out into the community again and reach his goals and aspirations. With the support of his Able Communication Guide, Joe walked the 1000 steps each week in preparation of his big hike. After hard work and dedication, Joe achieved his goal to walk the Kokoda Track!

Established over 50 years ago as a provider of supports to the deafblind community, Able Australia are experts in the field of dual sensory loss and impairment.

We work with our clients like Joe to identify their support requirements and provide the resources they need to reach to your goals. Our team and facilities provide our clients a safe and comfortable space to meet others, work toward your goals and encourage independence when engaging in the wider community.

As a not-for-profit, your support will greatly assist us to continue to provide our high-quality services, and make a significant difference to the lives of people living with severe and multiple disabilities.

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