Having someone else write your English exam is typically frowned upon. But for Stella Barton, it’s essential. The Shelford Girls Grammar student has cerebral palsy, a disability that affects her speech and mobility.
A wheelchair using Indented Head man has launched a 15,000-signature strong petition demanding ticket agencies equal the playing field for disabled event-goers.
At a time of record high youth unemployment, the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may seem a blessing: it will require about 70,000 full-time equivalent workers over the next three years, or one in five of all new jobs created.
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At a time of record high youth unemployment, the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may seem a blessing: it will require about 70,000 full-time equivalent workers over the next three years, or one in five of all new jobs created. The catch? Many of those jobs are casual.
While she has been on the Disability Support Pension for 10 years, Ms Irvine said her application to the NDIS was rejected because her illness is considered a medical condition, not a disability.
ANZ has today started rolling out its new Visa debit cards, which include a range of accessibility features to assist vision-impaired Australians with their everyday banking needs. The bankannounced the cards back in November 2016 and was the first Australian financial institution to offer cards for vision-impaired customers.
A 0.5 per cent increase to the Medicare levy, to be used to fully fund the national disability insurance scheme, has cleared parliament’s lower house.
The man overseeing the rollout of the national disability insurance scheme acknowledges participants haven’t found it easy to dealing with his organisation. But the National Disability Insurance Agency was trying to significantly improve its systems, Robert De Luca told a Senate committee hearing in Canberra on Wednesday.
One such issue is that of letting participants view their draft plans for disability supports before they are finalised. The NDIS was set up to enable people with disabilities to have choice and control over their own lives. But what kind of control is there if people can’t review their plans before they’re finalised?