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…

NDIS IT systems to face official probe

The inquiry will scrutinise the impact of ICT infrastructure on the implementation of the scheme, as well as the appropriateness of NDIS-facing IT systems and the MyPlace Portal used by participants and providers.

Disability groups call for accessible ICT in public service workplaces

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has pledged to promote and monitor accessibility guidelines, after 25 disability groups jointly called for the procurement of accessible information and communications technology (ICT) in the Australian Public Service.