Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Audio description services set to go live in July for ABC and SBS

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 days ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have been given $2 million of Fe… Read more

2019: Our year in review

Tags Advice Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

2019 has been a year of change, with a number of huge news events and developments in the disability sector.  Read more

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us at Talking Disability!

Tags Advice Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The staff at Talking Disability wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Read more

“No surprise” in literacy numbers for speech pathologists

Tags Education Employment Research Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

A report released from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for Internatio… Read more

Next step being taken for the National Disability Strategy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The current National Disability Strategy, which aims to create an inclusive and informed approach to all Government p… Read more

Victorian Government launch five-year autism plan

Tags Autism Advice Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Victorian Government has invested $7.1 million in funding for a five-year plan to provide Victorians living with … Read more

Access to Disability Royal Commission improved with new website

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service has launched a new website to allow those with disabilities greater acc… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: People with disability deserve the right to live independently

Tags NDIS Accommodation Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The last three days of the Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabil… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Strict rules and inconsistent care

Tags NDIS Accommodation Advice Research Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The third sitting of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability st… Read more

Celebrating the contributions of Australians with disability

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), raising awareness, understanding and acceptance, and ac… Read more

Support services for Disability Royal Commission announced

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

All of the support organisations receiving funding from the Government to cover people engaging with the Disability R… Read more

Ambulance Victoria and Vision Australia launch new accessibility initiative

Tags Conditions Accessibility Transport Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Ambulance Victoria’s new ID cards will make them more identifiable to people who are blind or with low vision, due … Read more

Government strengthens Younger People in Residential Aged Care Action Plan target

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

Following the release of the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report, the Government has responded to the issue of … Read more

Making work accessible for everyone

Tags NDIS Employment Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

The Australian Government initiative, AccessAbility Day, kicks off today, allowing employers to connect with job seek… Read more

New program provides seasonal work for people with disability

Tags Employment Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

A new labour hire program for people with disability, called LabourIn, is launching at a high demand time of year, ju… Read more

Minister promises big future changes for the NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert addressed the National Press Club in Canbe… Read more

Community shares anger and frustration with Government

Tags NDIS User Stories Advice Research Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held their second Adela… Read more

Trial into musculoskeletal disability receives $1.3 million in Federal funding

Tags Education Research Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The Mitchell Institute at Victoria University has received $1.3 million of Federal Government funding to undertake a … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Inclusive education works

Tags Education Advice Research Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

The final two days of the education hearings in Brisbane for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and E… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Teachers are not trained in inclusive education

Tags Education Advice Research Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Day two of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability heard from a… Read more