This campaign is calling for people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS to stop falling through the cracks. These people should have equitable access to the assistive technology they need to lead full and active lives. Assistive technology benefits us and our communities. It allows us to stay involved in public life, stay working if we want to, remain in our homes, and look after ourselves. We are asking the Australian Government to establish a single National Assistive Technology Program for all people who are not eligible for the NDIS, both younger and older.
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In 2013, the Federal Government deliberately amended the Age Discrimination Act allowing the NDIS to legally exclude people over the age of 65 from the NDIS. Disability Doesn’t Discriminate, but the Government does. Turn 65 and become disabled, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – meant to be your safety net – doesn’t cover you.
people with disabilities have been campaigning for over 40 years to have the same access to transport as everyone else, to get to work and community events. The Disability Discrimination Act (1992) requires that all infrastructure is fully compliant with the Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT) by 31 December 2022. That’s 500 days away. And we are woefully behind. The good news is that the Andrews government can deal with the solution once and for all! Sign the petition calling for a commitment from the state government to deliver universal access in the next term of government.
“We need public transport to be accessible to everyone, otherwise it’s not public transport at all.” Contact your MP and let them know how important it is that every member of our community is included. Over the last four years infrastructure upgrades have been taking place at a glacial speed. Social inclusion is vital, and as a society we cannot tolerate discrimination anymore. The next government can put things right once and for all!