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Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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CAPTCHA security tests, or the "Completely Automated Public Turing Test, to Tell Computers and Humans Apart", are not always accessible to people with disabilities — sometimes putting them, ridiculously, in the "robot" category.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal this week ruled in favour of a woman with multiple sclerosis who applied for sex therapy funding in her NDIS plan, but was refused by the National Disability Insurance Agency. The Morrison government has already indicated the NDIA will appeal the ruling, which said the woman should receive $10,000 a year to fund her treatment.
For the first time, a person with a disability has won the right to have a sex therapist paid for under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), but advocates say the ruling does not go far enough.
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