Resources

Audio description finally comes to ABC and SBS

Following a A$2 million funding injection from the federal government, the ABC and SBS have introduced an audio description service for audiences who are blind or vision impaired.

How to better represent disability in the media

How often do you see a person with a disability reporting the news or telling their own stories? The media frequently reports stories about people who live with a disability, rather than allowing people to have their own voice. So how do we change that?

We Need To Stop Patrolling The Borders Of Disability

Deciding who is and isn’t disabled, who does and doesn’t deserve accommodation, is complicated. Most efforts to distinguish fakers from “real” disabled people usually do more harm than good.

Employer guide: Campaigns and awareness days for inclusion of people with disability at work

Campaigns and awareness days related to the inclusion of people with disability are used by many organisations to inspire understanding and engagement in the workplace. By linking back to your organisation’s wider goals and values, awareness days can help you promote a culture of inclusion and demonstrate your commitment to a workplace that is accessible, safe and supports everyone to reach their full potential.

National sign language interpreting service for aged care

A free sign language interpreting service will soon be available for senior Australians who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. “This comprehensive new sign language interpreting service will make our aged care system far more accessible for people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing,” Minister Colbeck said. “It will ensure that these people can participate in the assessment, planning, and review of their care – something which may have been more difficult in the past.”

Don’t Give Up, Use Your Superpower

Jasmine Jarvis, interviews PhD Candidate Jerusha Mather as she discusses her PhD journey in medical & biological sciences, her motor function in adults with cerebral palsy research, why having cerebral palsy made her stronger, and the importance of inclusivity in STEM research.

Podcast: Sam Connor on being difficult

This week, Sam Connor, fierce advocate and self-professed “social media assassin” speaks about safeguards, self-advocacy and why she doesn’t care if you think she’s nice.

Many people with disability opting for self employment

For many Australians, looking for work involves preparing resumes, cover letters and interview questions, but for people living with a disability you can add discrimination and managing low expectations to that list as well. Research shows many people with disability are choosing self employment, with one group creating tools to make businesses more inclusive.

Disability Support Toolkit

The Disability Support Toolkit has resources for front line workers supporting people with disability who have been impacted by violence and abuse. The Toolkit is a result of the Disability Pathways Project, which aimed to improve responses for people with disability who have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic and family violence.

AUSLAN interpreters in spotlight during year of disasters and pandemic

Whether it’s been the bushfires, the floods, the disability royal commission or the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been there, beside our leaders at every press conference. Auslan interpreters have been in high demand this year as they convey critical and life-saving information to the deaf and hard of hearing community.

5 reasons why there’s no wrong time to fight for disability rights

The answer to these and similar questions of equal access and fundamental rights of disabled people must be yes. Yes, it is always appropriate for disabled people to advocate for our rights, for full accommodation and inclusion, no matter what else is happening.