I’ve haven’t seen “The Upside,” and I’m pretty sure I never will. The movie, which comes out Jan. 11, stars “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic billionaire named Phillip Lacasse who hires a former felon to be his caretaker.
The Angus Project, an upcoming ABC comedy pilot that drops in December, presents disability on screen in new ways.
Acclaimed British performance and installation artist Sue Austin is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for those living with a disability.
The wheelchair racer has become the first athlete with a disability to win The Don Award, capping a career which includes three Paralympic gold medals, seven world titles and an astonishing 35 marathon triumphs across 10 countries – and counting.
Participation in cultural and community events can combat the adverse effects of discrimination and exclusion for Indigenous people with disability, a landmark report says.
Sacha Baron Cohen playing a disabled veteran in his new series might have caused controversy, but he’s doing nothing others haven’t done before
Meet Michelle Roger, the social media identity making people think differently about disability and fashion
Fashionista and social media identity Michelle Roger began her blog Up and Dressed as an incentive to get herself out of bed in the morning and ready for the day.
More than $1 million will be made available to help local tourism businesses improve accessibility across Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. The funding is part of a three-stage project for workplaces in partnership with the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine, Deakin University, Worksafe Victoria and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.
Findlay, a writer, spoken-word performer and “appearance activist”, has recently taken up the new post of inclusion coordinator for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Her goal for her three-year tenure as inclusion coordinator is to get the proportion of artists with disabilities at Melbourne Fringe to around 20 per cent, which would be similar to the proportion in the general community.
Fearnley believes the Gold Coast has “nailed it” in its effort to host the most inclusive Commonwealth Games in history, but he wants Aussies to take the message into everyday life. “I think that tomorrow maybe we can go back to work and speak to your co-workers about getting more people with disabilities in there, or education facilities or in public transport.”
As well as being a world champion tennis player, radio presenter and Paralympian, Dylan Alcott is known for crowd surfing in his wheelchair at rock concerts around the world. While crowd surfing isn’t for everyone, Mr Alcott, a paraplegic since birth from a spinal cord tumour, wants all disabled music fans to be able to go to music festivals. So he and promoters Untitled Group created their own.
Kairos is an Australian independent film that looks to shake our assumptions of who a protagonist can be. It tells the story of Danny, a man with Down syndrome, beset by ambition and crisis. Kairos steps where many productions have decided not to tread, looking to start a seismic shift in how we view disability portrayed on our … Continued
“So we’re just trying to improve these organisations to not only help the disabled community get out and spend their money, but also get these organisations ready to employ people with disabilities, which is a real big passion of mine.”
Set in rural England and Inspired by real life events. The Silent Child film centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
The American intellectual’s controversial account, The Handicapped – By One of Them, still resonates today. It also begs the question: what progress has been made since his death 100 years ago?