Sunday is International Day of People with a Disability, and its themeis “transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. People with disabilities are a diverse bunch – many of us want to see cures for our conditions, and many don’t – but what we all want is quality of life here and now.
A major challenge in assessment is how to obtain evidence about learning from students with disability. We cannot know how these students are faring with their learning if assessments or tests are structured in ways that create barriers for them. We would not expect a student who is blind, for example, to complete a paper and pencil test.
“I WANT to be like a normal citizen and work hard – I don’t want to be on Centrelink.” David McNae has been out of work for the best part of four years. He was unemployed for three years before getting a job late last year to only be laid off in July. He has spent the past four months trying to find work only to come up short – and he has an idea why.
By acquiring Accomable, a startup launched by two childhood friends, the rental accommodation company will list accessible places to stay all over the world
A new study has confirmed that people living with disabilities are vulnerable to financial exploitation and abuse by unscrupulous service providers, and that access to financial education may be able to help disabled Australians and carers make more confident financial decisions.
‘A disability perspective is important to the evolution of the arts and arts practice. It is platform for experimentation, multiple narratives, new ways of working. Disability exposes another aspect of the lived human experience and it deepens the richness of artistic and creative language; the arts are lesser without it,’ Mellis said.
Former Whittlesea councillor Christine Stow has called for the resignation of Mayor Kris Pavlidis after she was snapped parking in a designated disabled spot while attending the launch of a cafe for people with intellectual disabilities.
People with a disability left in the lurch as NSW government claims NDIS is now responsible for funding advocacy group, despite evidence otherwise
Man with intellectual disability released from Melbourne prison after judge ‘horrified’ by conditions
Victoria Supreme Court judge has granted bail to a young man with a profound intellectual disability after telling an earlier hearing he was “horrified” by the conditions the man was being detained in.
The National Disability Insurance Agency paid consultants and contractors more than $180 million in 16 months, financial statements show.