The Minutes of the March 9 Round Table Executive Committee meeting are now available in the member’s section of on the website.
Log in details have previously been supplied to the nominated contact person for each Round Table member organisation.
1 April 2012
Preliminary Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc will be held as follows:
Date: Monday, 30 April 2012
Time: 4:15 pm
Venue: Association for the Blind of WA Inc.
61 Kitchener Avenue
Victoria Park Western Australia
Would all members please note the following requirement for the Round Table AGM to proceed on Monday 30 April 2012, at 4:15pm, in Western Australia (as above).
A quorum is required before the AGM can proceed. This means at least 50% of eligible voting members must be present in person at the AGM. Please refer to rule 26, parts (1) through to (4) of the Rules of Association of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Incorporated.
2. Topics for Discussion
Any topics and general resolutions for discussion and voting that members wish to have addressed at the AGM, must be advised to the Executive Committee as soon as possible to enable all Round Table members to have this information at least 14 days prior to the AGM. Please refer to the Round Table Rules of Association.
3. Round Table Rules of Association
If required copies of the Rules of Association can be accessed on the member’s page of the Round Table web site or alternatively by contacting the Administrative Officer, Tammy Axelsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage all members to attend the 2011 Round Table Conference and AGM and look forward to meeting you in Western Australia.
At the recent meeting of the Executive Committee of Round Table held on 28 August the following people were appointed as Office Bearers of the organisation until the next Annual General Meeting in 2012.
President- Brian Conway;
Senior Vice-President – Moira Clunie;
Secretary – Elisabeth Wegener;
Consumer Representative – Robyn Gaile.
These vacancies occurred due to the unfortunate coincidence of individuals resigning from their member organisations and, in most cases, leaving the print disability sector.
The Executive Committee continues to be comprised of individuals with commitment to and experience in the field of print disability.
The following updates have recently been made to the Round Table web site
Guidelines for Accessible Assessment 2011 A project of Round Table to ensure that students with vision impairment enrolled in all public and privately funded education and training institutions in Australia and New Zealand are assessed in a manner designed to minimise (if not eliminate) the level of disadvantage of their vision impairment when completing their study or training program. It is a substantive revision of the Round Table Examination Guidelines for students with vision impairments, produced in 1995.
These Guidelines are now available as a free downloadable document (in print, large print, e-text, daisy, Duxbury and brf file formats) from the above link on the Round Table web site. Print, braille and large print copies are available for purchase for a small charge by contacting myself.
The updates below have been posted in the member’s section of the web site, access to this section of the site is available to Round Table member organisations.
Updated member login and password details have been supplied to each member organisation’s contact person – should you require a copy of this information please email me at email@example.com
– Notice of Meeting
– AGM Proxy Form
– 2010 AGM Minutes
– 2010 – 2011 Annual Report
- Conference accommodation booking are required today, Tuesday 19th April 2011
- Conference registrations close this Thursday, the 21st of April 2011.
Conference Venue: Bayview on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria
Conference Dates: Sunday 21st May 2011 – Tuesday 24th May 2011
Bridging the Information Access Gap: Past Successes & Future Challenges
When completing your registration for the conference please be aware that the fee structure has changed this year. The full conference registration rate is valid for registration for Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, including the Conference Dinner & Welcome Function however the ABA Meeting Day is not included in this registration rate and must be added if you are intending to attend the meeting on Saturday.
A special note for Round Table members
The 2011 Round Table AGM will be held on Monday afternoon, 23rd May. The Round Table Executive Committee request that a representative from each member organisation be present at this meeting if at all possible. It is a constitutional requirement that an AGM be held each year and a quorum is required before the AGM can proceed. This means at least 50% of eligible voting members must be present in person at the AGM. Please refer to rule 26,parts (1) through to (4) of the Rules of Association of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Incorporated.
Should you have any queries or require the documentation in an alternate format please do not hesitate to contact me.
Telephone: 0417 101 418 or 03 6265 1519
The Preliminary Notice of Meeting for the 2011 Round Table Annual General Meeting is now available to Round Table members via the member’s section of the Round Table web page
Meeting details are:
Date: Monday, 23 May 2011
Time: 4:15 pm
Venue: Bayview on the Park, 52 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Updated member login and password details have recently been supplied to each member organisation’s contact person – should you require a copy of this information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
At our most recent Executive meeting, Round Table welcomed our newest member organisation: the Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT).
Established in August 2010, BANZAT’s purpose is to set standards and to make rulings on braille code usage within New Zealand, maintain awareness and consistency with current international developments in all braille codes, accredit practitioners involved in braille production, promote braille as the prime literacy medium for blind people and promote best practice in teaching, acquisition and distribution of braille.
BANZAT works closely with the Australian Braille Authority on a number of projects including the Trans-Tasman Braille Proficiency Certificate. We look forward to their membership further strengthening the ties between braille developments in both countries.