Case in point, on Sunday, the hashtag #YouMightBeAbleistIf began to trend on Twitter, sparking tons of responses from the disability community of everyday and casual instances of ableism they’ve experienced.
One of the applications rejected by the Federal Government was a project to improve disability access to Horsham’s aquatic centre, in western Victoria, for upgrades that disability advocates rallied for many years for.
An Australian charity has launched a bushfire relief website to help people with disability get much-needed equipment during times of crisis. IDEAS’ eBility Bushfire Relief website aims to provide essential resources for Australians with disability who are starting to recover from the bushfires, especially in areas where NDIS support is not available.
A bushfire survivor living with a disability who lost his home in a massive bushfire is backing calls for authorities to do more to help vulnerable people prepare for longer and more intense fire seasons.
Disability advocate Carly Findlay is thrilled to have been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to people with a disability and says she hopes to use the platform to help amplify other voices.
Authentic representation matters and when creators, writers and the TV networks get these stories wrong, it distorts how society views people with a disability.
The problem with inspiration is its intangible quality. How to turn inspiration into habits and concrete change? Trading on inspiration also fails to appreciate wider obstacles and barriers preventing disabled people participating in sports and society.
As a blind person myself, I am all too familiar with such dehumanizing treatment. Often persons with disabilities (PWDs) are treated differently, simply because we look, act, move or communicate differently. But should our differences, stemming from disabilities that we did not choose, be an excuse or justification for others to treat us as lesser individuals?
Fast forward to my life now and raising my autistic son. I’m ashamed to admit how little I associated privilege and inequality with disabilities until I actually had to start advocating for my son. My ignorance is incomprehensible to me now. How did I not see it before?
International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons has targeted greater accessibility and a changing of perceptions as a major legacy goal of Tokyo 2020.
This series of 10 episodes builds skills in supporting others in their decision-making. This kind of support is particularly important for people in our community whose decision-making has been ignored or undermined. We can help people reclaim their decision-making power through the support we offer.
In the end, Gaele Sobott felt she’d be better off at home than at the evacuation centre. Gaele, who lives with muscular dystrophy and uses a mobility scooter, was visiting her parents in the New South Wales town of Moruya when a nearby bushfire sparked advice to evacuate last week.
pina shares her story about contracting polio as a baby and the prejudice she faced as a disabled young woman. Through her experiences, she became a prominent activist in the disability rights movement and has been arrested countless times for civil disobedience. What can we learn from disabled activists about living in today’s ableist world? What has improved over the years and what still needs to change?
Australians who are blind or vision impaired are celebrating today following an announcement by the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts that funding will be made available to Australia’s public broadcasters to implement Audio Description (AD).
How ABC triple j newsreader Nas Campanella’s experience of being blind is informing ABC News coverage of people with a disability
Most experiences were positive, but there were some where I felt like the elephant in the room that people had to tiptoe around or a compassion project where organisations could tick a diversity box by saying they’d taken on a blind intern for a week or two that year.