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Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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Federal police say they will hunt down offenders involved in “despicable” scams on people with disabilities, after busting an alleged organised crime syndicate suspected of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Commissioned by the Centre for Inclusive Design in partnership with Adobe and Microsoft, the report shows designing products and services with the needs of people experiencing the effects of ageing, poverty and disability in mind can reach four times as many consumers as opposed to not doing so.
There’s a common assumption that people with disabilities all have a desire to or need to be cured. The idea of needing to “fix” or “cure” disability communities automatically assumes a negative relationship between people and their disabilities. It also perpetuates the misconception that disability is something to be ashamed of.
Disability and Aged Care: Royal Commission Consultation: COTA Vic and DARU want to hear the good, the bad and the u… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Disability and Aged Care: Royal Commission Consultation: COTA Vic and DARU want to hear the good, the bad and the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…