Resources

The Disability Paradox

When asked to rate disabled people’s quality of life, nondisabled people assume it is low—lower in fact than people with the disability in question rate their own quality of life. This gap between what nondisabled people believe and what people with disabilities actually experience is known as the disability paradox.

First chancellor with acknowledged disability to fight ‘attitude problem’

Australia’s first university chancellor who identifies as having a disability says things have improved since the days when his law studies revolved around whatever resources he could obtain in Braille or reel-to-reel audio tape. “I had a smaller range of material,” said lawyer and disability advocate Graeme Innes, who was born blind. “My challenge was that I had to know that material better than other students who could research more broadly than I could.”

Bad News And Good News People With Disabilities Need To Hear Today

Do people with disabilities need to continue learning more about ableism, discrimination, persistent inaccessibility, and social and economic injustice? Or, is it better for their overall outlook and mental health to focus on good news — about successful disabled people’s achievements, opportunities offered by new technologies and innovations, and empowering ways to think about disability itself?

Have your say on inclusive play spaces

Closing date: September 19, 2022

Inclusive playgrounds and outdoor play spaces are so important for children with disability. It’s where children of all ages come to play, get to enjoy their childhood and be part of the local community. This survey is an opportunity for families to provide ideas and feedback about what makes outdoor play spaces inclusive for children with disability and should take around 10 minutes to complete.

The Infantilization of Elders and People With Disabilities

Infantilization is often a form of ableism. This behavior is offensive because it underestimates a person’s cognitive abilities and implies that people with disabilities are invisible, don’t matter, or don’t have anything meaningful to communicate.

Delivering a functional NDIS eMarket

The NDIS eMarket did not proceed. This is an appalling situation. Instead, what the Australian community has been left with is a cadaverous, inert and incomprehensible spreadsheet which is the NDIS services and price catalogue, that has defined more than A$100 billion in supports over this period. You see, it’s not the participants ripping off the NDIS. It’s the market preying on this lack of transparency created by the NDIA’s analogue and antiquated conceptualisation of the pricing catalogue. That it has no feedback function is inherently defective. That it is inaccessible is a breach of human rights.