An Australian charity has launched a bushfire relief website to help people with disability get much-needed equipment during times of crisis. IDEAS’ eBility Bushfire Relief website aims to provide essential resources for Australians with disability who are starting to recover from the bushfires, especially in areas where NDIS support is not available.
New Australian Research Council Grant to Help Artificial Intelligence Break Down Barriers for People with Disability
The project aims to assist the over 1 million Australians from CaLD backgrounds with disabilities who face exclusion from the digital technologies they rely on for vital support by making AI more adaptable, accessible and affordable.
The Australian government’s $15bn scheme for people with disabilities has resulted in a flurry of hi-tech products for the sector. And the recipients say these grants have empowered them to invent and tailor-make the services and apps they need.
The National Disability Insurance Agency has revealed it will adopt an integrated cloud platform to deliver additional business capabilities for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
As our everyday world moves increasingly online, the digital landscape presents new challenges for ensuring accessibility for the blind. A recent court challenge against Domino’s pizza may be a watershed case guiding the rights of disabled people on the internet.
CAPTCHA security tests, or the “Completely Automated Public Turing Test, to Tell Computers and Humans Apart”, are not always accessible to people with disabilities — sometimes putting them, ridiculously, in the “robot” category.
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.
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.
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 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.
In 2016 two blind Australians launched a discrimination case against the Commonwealth Bank, arguing a touch screen device used in many stores and restaurants was virtually impossible for them to use safely and securely.
An accessible telecoms project has been launched in a bid to fight the growing information gap on accessible services for people with disability.
Closing date: December 24, 2019
Help us to bring television to life for more than 450,000 Australians who are blind or vision impaired.
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.
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.