Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Online toolkit and policy to boost digital accessibility

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

The South Australian Government is supporting online platforms in becoming more accessible with the launch of its new… Read more

Peak bodies turn to ensuring re-elected Government fulfils NDIS promise

Tags NDIS Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Peak disability bodies are urging the re-elected Liberal Government to turn its attention to fulfilling its National … Read more

Children’s book series expands to celebrate neurodiversity

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new children’s book celebrating neurodiversity is the centre of a crowdfunding campaign to get it on the shelves … Read more

Mental health in people with Down syndrome a focus of new resource

Tags Down Syndrome Education Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Following the launch of a resource helping people with Down syndrome make their own decisions last month, peak body … Read more

National Volunteer Week celebrates 30 years

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

This week is National Volunteer Week, acknowledging the ‘world of difference’ Australia’s 6 million volunteers … Read more

Getty Images Disability Collection celebrates its one year anniversary

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

As a step forward in creating an inclusive society, stock image company Getty Images are celebrating the first birthd… Read more

Eye gaze technology recognised at Disability Support Awards

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The team behind the technology helping support students with disability to learn, communicate and partake in recreati… Read more

Family ties supporting brothers to thrive

Posted 4 months ago

SPONSORED STORY - For people with disability the support of loved ones as well as a network of experts is vital.  Read more

Brisbane Airport supports travellers with hidden disabilities

Tags Autism Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Many Australian airports offer assistance to people with disability, but Brisbane Airport’s new program will suppor… Read more

Sensory rooms at AFL stadiums kicking family fun goals

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Sensory rooms at Australian Football League (AFL) stadiums could be standard if the St Kilda Football Club rooms at D… Read more

Mothers share appreciation for support group in light of Mother’s Day

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

Mothers provide endless love and support throughout our lives and some Victorian mothers of children with disability … Read more

NDIS Quarterly Report shows improved participant experience but issues remain

Tags NDIS Finance Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quarterly Report has shown a record 32,000 participants entered the S… Read more

Labor and Liberal Governments commit to a better NDIS

Tags NDIS Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Morrison Government has announced a plan to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and continue … Read more

Labor Government announces investment into intellectual disability specialised care

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Labor Government has announced an investment to make specialist care more available to people with intellectual d… Read more

Disability service providers to join NDIS National Day of Action

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A number of Australia’s disability service providers will call for a better National Disability Insurance Scheme (N… Read more

NDIA Chief Executive Officer resigns

Tags NDIS Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has resigned from his role, effe… Read more

Report highlights Australia’s social housing crisis

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

An analysis of Australia’s rental market has found less than 1 percent of rentals are affordable for a person on th… Read more

New technology to detect Parkinson's

Posted 4 months ago by Liz Alderslade

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) mirror is being developed to detect symptoms of Parkinson’s diseases in the home… Read more

World MS Day focuses on changing the condition’s visibility

Tags Conditions Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

This year’s World Multiple Sclerosis Day, falling on May 30 will raise awareness of the chronic neurological condit… Read more

Queensland Government to scrap taxi subsidy for NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Queensland Government’s decision to scrap the Taxi Subsidy Scheme for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDI… Read more