A federal parliamentary inquiry has heard repeated criticism of the early childhood, early intervention approach being rolled out as part of the NDIS. Allied health groups and disability service providers say NDIA staff are often poorly trained, and don’t always accept advice from health professionals.
The National Disability Insurance Agency has insisted it is still developing an innovative virtual assistant program, voiced by Cate Blanchett, despite reports it had been deterred by the “robo-debt” and census crises.
NDIS’ virtual assistant Nadia, voiced by Cate Blanchett, stalls after recent census, robo-debt bungles
The so-called “Nadia project” aims to help people navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a virtual assistant. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is the voice of Nadia, whose face and personality has been created by New Zealand artificial intelligence whiz Mark Sagar.
Joining Jon Faine in the studio to chat and take listeners’ calls are: Alastair McEwin – Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Tess Karambela – Facilitator, Kick Start Your Dreams program, Melbourne City Mission. She is in the final semester of her Social Work degree at RMIT Matthew Wright – Branch Manager, Design and Inclusion, NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) where he leads the … Continued
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People with a disability are devalued by a presumption they won’t attend university, believes Wodonga disability advocate and mother Jen Tait.
Victorian police and an independent commissioner will work more closely to investigate the abuse of disabled people after rape allegations were not reported to police.
Disability representative organisations (DRO) have launched a campaign to #SavePDA amid claims the not for profit and its partner organisations in the national peaks consortium could go out of business following changes to government funding.
Disability service providers across Australia are considering shedding their transport services because there is no funding commitment in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to directly cover the costs of maintaining vehicles.
Mental health advocate concerned over lack of resources for projected psychosocial disability needs and the increasing use of phone calls to assess eligibility