The Paralympic Games have emerged from the shadow of the able-bodied Olympics to become a hugely popular event in their own right, securing their first commercial broadcast partner, Channel Seven, this year, promising 14 hours a day of live coverage. Before the games begin on September 7, here are some of the inspiring stories behind Australia’s … Continued
Foundation 97 will on Tuesday celebrate the launch of its annual magazine, Life is Beautiful, at Parliament House. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards will co-host the event in Melbourne. Foundation 97 managing director and Life is Beautiful editor Tracey Clarke … Continued
TEAMS from across Australia are competing in the 2016 AFL National Inclusion Carnival which has commenced in Melbourne today, Wednesday August 10. The AFL National Inclusion Carnival brings together footballers with an intellectual disability from across the country to take part in a round-robin carnival with teams representing South Australia, NSW/ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, Vic Metro and … Continued
ABC’s new series ‘You Can’t Ask That’ breaks down stereotypes and offers genuine insight into the lives of people who live with labels. The series gives an unmediated platform to some of the most misunderstood or marginalised people in our country. The episode two sets the record straight on what its like to be short statured and … Continued
Deaf Community to lodge a formal complaint against the AFL over interpreter for grand final national anthem
A formal complaint against the AFL will be lodged by representatives of the Deaf community to the Human Rights Commission today.
Editors Note: Whilst the article is written from a UK perspective, the issues apply equally to Australia and the rest of the world. Part of the NDIS rollout is the development of the ILC (Information, Linkages and Capacity) and hopefully this will help make general public facilities and services more inclusive and accessible. 2016 is … Continued
Disabled people deserve to know, from our school days, that we’re not just cases, diagnoses, or “not really disabled”; we’re part of a community with its own histories and triumphs. So to help you (and twelve-year-old me) gain a better understanding of disability than “just ignore it,” here are ten disabled women whose names you … Continued
Chris Van Ingen lives with cerebral palsy and says people with disabilities should portray disabled characters
GEELONG’S own Chris Van Ingen is set to star in the fourth and final episode of ABC’s hit new television series Barracuda. The television series, based on Christos Tsiolkas’s novel, is directed by Robert Connolly and focuses on the obsession that Australia has with sporting heroes, as well as class and culture clashes within the … Continued
The latest exhibition in the window space at the Ballarat Art Gallery is a series of images and sculptures created by people with intellectual disabilities.
Anti-euthanasia campaigners have targeted the UK premiere of the Hollywood adaptation of the novel Me Before You, which has faced criticism over its depiction of disability and its assisted-dying plotline.
Closing date: May 19, 2016
The Rebuttal is an Independent Ezine and website that aims to promote and create discussion about Deaf and hearing impaired issues. This post is an interesting account on the Deaf vs. hearing, signing vs. speech debate and the need for tolerance for different lived experiences of deafness.
In mainstream movies and TV, characters with disabilities have all too often been subjects of pity, scorn and denigration. Even worse, actors and filmmakers with disabilities continue to experience inequality and discrimination in the traditional Hollywood industry; problems that have long affected the community as a whole. These storytellers are bringing viewers true-to-life moments and … Continued
An interesting and riveting essay on the portrayal of people with Down Syndrome in storytelling.
Dangerous Deeds features art developed by people with disabilities which explores their passions and tells the stories of their involvement in the disability, advocacy and self advocacy movements. This collection of 18 videos includes captioned and audio described (AD) versions. For more information about this project, contact SARU: T: (03) 9639 6856 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: January 1, 1970
Nicholas Lawler is the executive officer of Gippsland Disability Advocacy Inc and said it was imperative for those living with a disability to be socially included.