Closing date: January 30, 2012
This guide aims to provide some practical tips on safe ways for discussing, reporting and publishing of content, which references mental health or mental ill-health to ensure any risks are managed while increasing the community understanding of mental ill-health. The guide provides support and guidance to media professionals when reporting, portraying or communicating about suicide or mental ill-health.
Australia has 960 train stations, and by the end of 2017, each state was required to have ensured that 90 per cent of their stations met accessibility standards. “Across the country, we would be at best 50 per cent compliance to those standards,” said Susie Pascoe, CEO of Sterling Infrastructure — a company that delivers services across Australia’s rail network and assesses the accessibility of stations and walkways around trains.
Equal access to education has been a hard-won right. As a teacher and parent I understand that while laws might demand the inclusion of all children, achieving this is not always easy. To help relieve some anxiety, here are my five top tips for starting the school year off right.
This series of 3 episodes was created in an effort to drive a change in attitudes toward disability in Australia by sharing real stories of people with disability told by people with disability. The stories highlight the challenges for people with disability including experiences of marginalisation and discrimination and the unique perspectives people with disability bring to their chosen field or industry.
How should non-disabled people who care about the wellbeing of people with disabilities respond to blatant ableism when they see it?
Disability culture is large, diverse, and exciting. It’s also hard to get a handle on.
“It’s no longer a question of whether it’s necessary, but how to achieve the best impact,” Gorriti says. “Firms who embrace inclusivity with people-centric cultures and accessible spaces will become future employers of choice and outperform others by attracting the best talent.”
I’ve often felt that I am friends with people who disagree with my identity. But I don’t have the luxury of cutting off everyone who has offended me. If I were to cancel every person who made an ableist, sexist, Islamophobic, or racist comment pleading ignorance, I would be truly isolated.
you wake up in the morning and wonder how much it costs a taxpayer so you can get out of bed and ready for the morning? I know I do. The last few weeks have not been kind to those with disabilities because we are being turned into commodities, and our dignity is being left behind.
“The bottom line is that there are many individuals who prefer person-first language, and many others who choose to use identity-first language — and this is fine,” Dr Mellifont said. “If someone freely chooses to use person-first language or identity-first language, that’s their right to do so.”
I’d bought into the myth I wasn’t “really” disabled and the belief that referring to myself as such — despite the very real, debilitating challenges I navigate each day — was in some way an insult to people who were more visibly disabled.
However, these barriers could be avoided if government policies and services were changed to provide the supports and services that would allow people with disability to be equal members of an accessible society.
Born with limb difference, like most disabled people, I have experienced stares and unkind comments my whole life. To avoid unwanted attention, I’ve tried to hide my disability.
The European Space Agency on Wednesday named the first ever “parastronaut” in a major step towards allowing people with physical disabilities to work and live in space.
School is a crucial place to think about friendships for kids with disabilities because, as research confirms, it’s a space where all kids learn to make and maintain friendships. Some studies imply that schooling plays an even more important social role for students with a disability than for typically developing kids – with non-disabled students modelling appropriate behaviours.