What if the world stopped seeing autism as abnormal? Many people with Asperger’s syndrome or autism embrace their condition. They seek respect for ‘neurodiversity’, not a cure.
When Huy Nguyen heads to the beach in his wheelchair, the sand is no longer a barrier. He simply pulls out prototype clip-on tracks for his wheelchair and pushes himself to the water’s edge.
The Victorian Ombudsman has produced a video with contributions from many Victorian advocacy organisations that shares information about how government employees can be more helpful and respectful.
Closing date: June 30, 2019
There are people with disability who use continence products, and are unable to sit on a toilet. Providing a “disabled access” toilet just doesn’t cut it for some people. I have a right to use toilet facilities just like “normal” people.
The Greens plan to push for an overhaul of Australia’s building codes to make accessible entry, reinforced walls, step-free shower access and safer stairways mandatory in new construction projects.
Mr Bohm, who uses a wheelchair and a scooter, needs help to get into the accessible toilets at the new hospital, as he is unable to turn the handle himself from his scooter.
Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up-to-date information on mainstream and assistive telecommunication products suitable for people with disabilities.
Ride sharing Service Uber has launched a new service in Geelong today to help those with accessibility issues.
Everyone likes to have their voice heard, but not everyone is heard equally. Rainbow Rights is a self advocacy group for people with an intellectual disability and who happen to be LGBTIQ+. They’ve just recorded a song to let the world know that they have the same rights that everyone else does.
When disability advocate and entrepreneur, Christina Ryan, realised workplace programs helping people with disability into leadership roles were non-existent, she got angry. And then she started the Disability Leadership Institute, an enterprise that coaches, trains and supports people with disability into decision making and leadership roles.
Disability” and “pride” are two words you wouldn’t usually see next to each other, and that’s something the organisers of New Zealand’s annual Disability Pride Week want to change. Rachel Noble is deaf and one of the founders of Disability Pride Week, now in its third year and expanding beyond Wellington for the first time. She says the idea grew from a long-standing desire for disabled people to have a stronger collective voice.
AccessAbilityAustralia is the unique developer of creating access and inclusion into community for people of all abilities through the use of Access Keys.
Closing date: December 7, 2018
Grant’s vote counts just the same as everyone else’s, but at this weekend’s state election it will be almost impossible for he and thousands of other Victorians who use wheelchairs to have their say.
People with disability from Australia and Indonesia met this week to discuss a new and evolving area of research that puts people with disability in the driver’s seat and in control of our stories.
The opt-out period for My Health Record is being extended until the end of January, but disability advocates say more resources are needed to help people with disability make an informed decision.