Just do it. It seems like such a simple concept to follow, but for many people, that’s just not possible. “It” can’t be done not because of fear or apathy, but because their bodies won’t let them.
Reports surfaced this week that Assistant Social Services Minister, Senator Mitch Fifield, was looking to replace members of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board, which oversees the delivery of the NDIS, with people who have worked at ASX50 Companies.
The Abbott Government has refused to reveal its intentions over the future of the Disability Discrimination Commissioner role, more than 12 months after the full time position was abolished.
Most people running for political office are not asked how they will physically do the job. But for Tony Clark, it is one of the most common questions he is confronted with. Clark is hoping to be the first blind person elected to the Federal Parliament. He spoke with Xavier Smerdon.
Even with bipartisan support for the National Disability Insurance Scheme governmental and other challenges remain around market size, writes social change strategist Suhit Anantula.
The most comprehensive review of the Program for Students with Disabilities in Victoria’s history will investigate how schools can best support students with special needs, including those with autism and dyslexia.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) today unveiled a five point plan to address the employment of people with disability
AFDO today released its response to the Department of Social Services Employment Framework, chiefly recommending a move to a market driven approach based on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and practical measures and reform that support Australian businesses to become disability confident.
Additional funding to continue to deliver the Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program welcomed
Fiona Richardson the Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, has announced funding of $400,000 for the state-wide roll out of the Women with Disabilities Victoria Workforce Development Program on Gender and Disability.
A blind woman in NSW is suing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for failing to provide audio description as part of its regular TV programming.
Violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities have historically been driven by exclusion, discrimination and institutionalisation.
An exhibition exploring campaigning for disability rights was launched in Ballarat last week.
Many thanks to The Power to Persuade for allowing us to cross post this piece by Jeff Thompson. Jeff Thompson is community development manager at a disability service provider in the ACT. In this post he explains the implications of the NDIS for existing service providers in an environment that favours the “new” over the … Continued
In an attempt to address the lack of academic attention to television accessibility and disability representation I conducted an online survey of Australian television audiences with a disability in 2013. Some 341 people with disability responded to an email invitation sent to disability organisations in Australia, tertiary disability officers, and social media groups. The majority … Continued
A manager at Victoria’s biggest disability services provider Yooralla has been jailed for four years after he was caught by a hidden camera preying on a vulnerable cognitively impaired woman in his office.
It’s been four years since an alleged paedophile walked free in South Australia without a trial. The bus driver was accused of abusing intellectually-disabled children, but charges against him were dropped because the children were seen as unreliable witnesses. Now the state is on the verge of significant changes to the justice system that could … Continued