Cassandra Embling


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Cass Embling is a disability advocate who uses her lived experience to empower others with disability. She is passionate about increasing participation and inclusion through greater education, accessibility and independence.

Cass relishes ensuring that everyone can access both the physical and digital worlds. As a subject matter expert, she has worked with clients, including festivals, exhibitions, independent artists, giant corporations and tech startups, to inform decisions on technological developments, product design and public access. In previous roles, she has used an immersive exhibition as a platform to educate people on disability, increased accessibility of public spaces using indoor navigation technology and supported other people with disability to develop their own independence.

Cass has presented at the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Conference, Orientation and Mobility Association of Australasia Conference and Blind Citizens Australia’s Employment Symposium. She has also facilitated workshops, published blogs and featured on podcasts to increase disability confidence.

As a Churchill Fellow, Cass intends to improve available resources that enable people who are blind or vision impaired to develop the skills and confidence to live independently. This will improve access to education, the workforce and society at large, and will have social, economic and health benefits for this community.

Cass holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University. She participated in the Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Student Leadership Program and was awarded a Dean’s Commendation Award upon graduating in 2020.


To determine best practice for teaching blind and vision impaired people independent living skills

To determine best practice for teaching blind and vision impaired people independent living skills

New Zealand
Cassandra Embling

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