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WIPO Negotiations Treaty for Blind People

Will the world’s governments agree a meaningful book treaty for blind people? Marrakech-17th June 2013 – Today sees the start of a two-week UN meeting to conclude a new World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) treaty for people who are blind or have other print disabilities. The Marrakech diplomatic conference is set to agree a treaty … Continued

DisabilityCare Impact on Families

The long awaited national disability insurance scheme will start operating next week with launch sites getting underway across four states. In NSW, DisabilityCare will operate across the Hunter region and in Victoria, in the Barwon area around Geelong. This week we focus on the NSW Hunter region—on what DisabilityCare means for the community—and eventually the … Continued

Disabled Workers are an Asset

While working at the US retailing giant Walgreens, Deb Russell set targets to increase the number of people with disabilities working at the company’s distribution centres. She now advises companies on how they can employ more disabled people. Guest: Deb Russell, Corporate Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Walgreens former Corporate Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

Deaf mum says baby could have been saved

A deaf mum who woke to find her newborn baby dead beside her says she would still be alive if the Department of Human Services had not failed to provide a special monitoring device. The DHS had promised six weeks before the child’s death to deliver the device. “Instead I had to bury my baby … Continued