Stay off your phone! A guide for disability support workers.

It’s time you heard directly about good support from people who have lived experience of disability. This peer-led resource captures insights intended to be shared, not only with support workers, support co-coordinators and App based platforms, but also with individuals when communicating with the workers they employ. Quality support means increased contributions from people with … Continued

Women with Disabilities Victoria’s State-wide Enabling Women Leadership Program. 

Closing date: April 11, 2024

Where: In person at WDV’s office (Bourke St, Melbourne) Or online via Zoom When: 8 x 3 hour program sessions (breaks included). On Wednesdays from April 24th – June 12th. Individual mentor sessions and Graduation Celebration TBC. Cost: FREE Enabling Women will support people at their individual stages of leadership, and is a Program where … Continued

Calls for more investment in Auslan for Deaf community

When Calie Green was 19 years old, she moved hundreds of kilometres away from her family in central Queensland in search of a better, more accessible life. She had hoped to complete her studies at a university in Rockhampton, but there wasn’t enough support for people who are deaf. But 20 years later, Ms Green, … Continued

Golden Plains Shire Disability Action Plan – Have Your Say

Council invites Golden Plains Shire community members to share their thoughts and have their say on the updated Disability Action Plan 2025-2029 (the Plan). Designed as a blueprint for fostering a more inclusive and accessible environment for living, working, and recreation, the Plan outlines key actions aimed at breaking down barriers faced by people with … Continued

Focus on Ability™ annual International Short Film Festival

Closing date: July 12, 2024

The Focus on Ability™ annual International Short Film Festival challenges filmmakers to create a short (5-minute) film that celebrates the achievements and abilities of people with disability. We are now taking entries for the 2024 festival and will have over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Entries close July 12, 2024.

Leveraging COVID Insights to Boost Digital Accessibility for Disabled

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many innovations in how we interact digitally – and a Curtin University research project has won significant funding to ensure people living with disability can also benefit from what’s been learned. The Australian Research Council has awarded Professor Katie Ellis and her team more than $1 million as part of … Continued

Airwaves Access Radio

AIRWAVES ACCESS is a radio program and podcast that focuses on issues that matter to those with a lived experience of disability. Broadcast on Plenty Valley FM (88.6 FM) and Gippsland FM (104.7 FM), Airwaves Access is also streamed as a podcast by VALID. Proudly made by and for people with disabilities, this program gives … Continued

What it means to see disability as a culture

In this opinion piece, freelancer John Loeppky argues that seeing disability as a culture fosters connection and encourages more support for disabled people.

Active Banyule Consultation

Closing date: April 5, 2024

Sport and Recreation play a key role in the health and wellbeing of our community. Whether it’s playing competitive sport, walking in the park or being part of a dance group, research shows that being active, connecting with others and spending time in nature positively impacts our physical, mental and emotional health. To support Banyule … Continued

Season 2 of Better Date Than Never

Season 2 of Better Date Than Never is coming soon! Premiering next Tuesday 20 February at 8:30pm, the endearing series from the creators of Love on the Spectrum returns with more stories of a diverse group of single love seekers as they take their first step into the dating world.