Podcast

Belonging Matters Podcast

This podcast series is for people with disabilities, family and friends of people with disabilities, and anyone interested in providing a more inclusive life for people with disabilities. The podcast is a collection of real life stories focused on the good life for people with disabilities sourced from people with disabilities and their families, and a spectrum of professionals and advocates.

The future for the NDIS

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) CEO Martin Hoffman has opened up about where the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is heading in an exclusive interview with Summer Foundation Policy Manager and disability advocate, Dr George Taleporos.

Why is the Coalition changing the NDIS?

In 2013 the Gillard government brought in the national disability insurance scheme, but now the Coalition government is working on an overhaul. Luke Henriques-Gomes explains how the changes could prioritise cost-cutting rather than the needs of vulnerable people

Family Voices

This podcast series features casual conversations with families of children with disability and/or developmental delay and the professionals they work alongside. The aim is to support and build families’ knowledge, skills and confidence when navigating the early childhood intervention (ECI) landscape. It is also an opportunity for parents to share their individual stories of everyday life in family with a child diagnosed with a disability and/or developmental delay.

A horrific playground incident: how one school failed its students

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Kimberly’s sunny, athletic and inquisitive about everything. But for years she harboured terrible secrets about what happened to her. Janine Fitzpatrick investigates why her school failed to heed credible warnings that she was in danger.

Making better disability tech

Whether permanent, temporary or as result of age, millions of Australians will experience a form of disability. How do we make tech more inclusive? Meet some of the innovators with lived experience of disability driving tech innovation in Australia.

Bushfire preparation and people with disabilities

How we prepare for, get through, and recover from disasters have sadly become increasingly pressing questions. But the impact of disasters, and people’s needs in these conditions can be very different according to their circumstances.

Identity, Sexuality and LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability

How far have we come to understand and celebrate the sexuality experiences and identities of LBGTQIA+ adults who have intellectual disability? In this episode, Dr Lizzie Smith and her colleague Kathryn Bartlett from the Living with Disability Research Center share with us findings from their project called Rainbow Me. They talk about what supports or impedes social inclusion of people with intellectual disability who are LGBTQIA+ or gender diverse in disability and LGBTQIA+  spaces and services.

Ep06: Human rights and disability

Hear Leah van Poppel, alongside ermha365’s Social Policy and Advocacy Advisory Isabel Calvert, discuss the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and how it impacts on the disability sector.

Don’t Give Up, Use Your Superpower

Jasmine Jarvis, interviews PhD Candidate Jerusha Mather as she discusses her PhD journey in medical & biological sciences, her motor function in adults with cerebral palsy research, why having cerebral palsy made her stronger, and the importance of inclusivity in STEM research.

Podcast: Sam Connor on being difficult

This week, Sam Connor, fierce advocate and self-professed “social media assassin” speaks about safeguards, self-advocacy and why she doesn’t care if you think she’s nice.

Episode 21: Kirsten Deane on fighting the good fight

This week we’re talking to Kirsten Deane, Campaign Director of Every Australian Counts, author of the groundbreaking Shut Out report and all round legend. If you’re feeling a bit flat and need a reminder why you work in this sector, listen to this episode. You won’t be sorry. 

Purpose Podcast

This weekly podcast brings conversations with purpose-driven leaders from our local community. Guests join host Mike Davis for relaxed conversations at his home to discuss their career journey, purpose and how they create a positive social impact through their work.

Strengths and interests

This podcast series is made for Autistic adults and parents or carers of children on the Autism spectrum. the purpose is to inform and entertain you through focussing on the strengths, interests and aspirations of the autistic community. If you don’t have Autism but are interested in learning more, you’ve come to the right place.

Creating a More Inclusive World: How to Test Products for Accessibility and Usability

“We’ve tested for usability — now we need to look at accessibility.” If you work in user research, you’ve probably heard statements like this. Researchers often go about testing for usability and accessibility as if they were separate things. We typically use one kind of framework to understand accessibility issues and another to understand usability issues.