‘No-go areas’: The quest for disability access to Australia’s beaches

A device inspired by the ability of geckos to stick to almost any surface could make Australia’s beaches more accessible for the disabled. The company took out the Next Gen category Award at Australia’s Good Design Awards on Thursday night. Mr Tilley said Australia’s start-up culture was focused more on software design or tech and could do more for the disabled population.

ABI Wise App

This App is for mobile devices and contains heaps of information about how to live well with your brain injury or stroke. It features weekly tips, from people who know best, on how make your brain injury work for you, not against you. There are also personal stories of ABI (Acquired Brain Injury), guided meditations, important ABI dates and useful contacts and organisations.

Call for Challenges – TOM: Makeathon 2019

Closing date: March 8, 2019

This is a call for individuals living with a disability, support workers, family members, allied health professionals, anyone with an intimate understanding of a neglected challenge to submit a challenge that they face on a daily basis. They will be connected with teams of Makers that will develop a solution (prototype) over 3 days at FAB9 on the 24-26th of May.

Social media plays vital role in disability education and calling out ableism

Social media has the power to transcend across countries and is playing an important role in calling out ableism and debunking myths and stereotypes around disability, particularly around recent discussions regarding the need for a Royal Commission into disability and calls for more advocacy funding.

It’s designers who can make gaming more accessible for people living with disabilities

If you’ve been following recent buzz in the gaming industry, you might be under the impression that video games are more accessible than they’ve ever been. Popular talking points include how video game audiences are increasingly large and diverse.

But despite the celebratory discourse around gaming’s increased accessibility, serious efforts to make gaming accessible to people living with disability remain rare.

Report: Need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs

The inquiry has determined that there is considerable agreement around the need to develop less complex, nationally consistent rules and regulations relating to the use of motorised mobility devices. Based on evidence provided to the committee during its inquiry, the committee suggests that there is a high level of agreement amongst stakeholders in relation to…