Awards Day – Braille House
The Veronica Maguire Remembrance Award was established in 2005 in honour of the late Veronica Maguire by Braille House in QLD. Veronica had been a primary school teacher for twelve years when she lost her sight in a car accident at the age of 32.
After several months in hospital recovering from serious injuries she re-trained, learnt braille and began teaching secondary and primary aged students with vision impairments.
Ten years after her car accident she was confronted with a life-threatening illness, however her determination and positive outlook gave her nearly 20 more years of life, which she lived to the full.
Veronica loved being an educator and became a strong role model for students. The Braille Literacy Challenge is celebrated each year with an award made to a student who has risen above adversity, just like Veronica.
Quantum was delighted to donate a Jot a Dot to the 2021 recipient Tina Offord from Caloundra who was presented with her device by Peter Cracknell, with Quantum’s Leanne Lansdown also in attendance to congratulate Tina.