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.
“The argument for mandating at the Livable Housing Design gold level (Option 3) is compelling.”
Closing date: December 12, 2018
Airs Monday November 12 on ABCTV and iview
When former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer and his wife Judy learned that their young son was autistic, they were told he would probably never have a job or live independently.
Closing date: November 30, 2018
This clip is the presentation at the ABCB’s National Consultation Forums on Accessible Housing.
The resources developed as part of this project provide practical consumer participation information, ideas and resources which can be used by service providers, governments and community organisations to ensure people with cognitive disabilities have a ‘voice at the table’ and participate equally at all organisational levels.
Just 16% of adults with autism are in full-time paid employment, and this situation is not improving. The Economist has described this as “a tragic toll, as millions of people live idle and isolated outside the world of work”.
The Victorian city of Ballarat will become more inclusive of people with disability, with the installation of a transportable adult changing place.
Acclaimed British performance and installation artist Sue Austin is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for those living with a disability.
Twelve of the world’s leading golfers with a disability from seven different countries will compete in the ISPS HANDA Disabled Golf Cup, which will be contested 23-24 November immediately following second and third-round play of the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club.
Interviews and discussion with a personal and often humorous touch. With guest presenters plus Kate Monaghan and the Ouch blog team. Ouch is available exclusively online.
Kids are naturally curious — this is a wonderful thing. But they also haven’t mastered social cues. This can make parents uncomfortable. What’s painful for disabled kids, and therefore for the parents of disabled kids, is the isolation, Willingham says.