Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Resolving unconscious bias towards people with disability in the workplace

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 6 months ago

Unconscious biases towards people with disability are still negatively influencing the recruitment process and preventin… Read more

New educational video highlights role of occupational therapists ahead of National OT Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Industry Posted 6 months ago

A new educational video highlighting the work of occupational therapists has been released by National Disability Insura… Read more

NDIS Participants to access free assessments as part of pilot

Tags NDIS Posted 6 months ago

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participants will have the opportunity to experience free independent assess… Read more

Virtual reality program a ‘game-changer’ for children with intellectual disabilities

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 6 months ago

Researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) have developed a new virtual reality (VR) program to help child… Read more

Federal Government announces plan to better protect privacy during and after Royal Commission

Posted 6 months ago

Disability advocates have welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to amend the Royal Commissions Act to better protect th… Read more

Victorian tutor recruitment program needs strong autism focus says peak body

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 6 months ago

The Victorian Government’s pledge to recruit and deploy 4,100 tutors across the State’s schools in 2021 must be coupled … Read more

COVID-19 information accessibility lacking for blind and low vision Australians

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 7 months ago

A Monash University study has found that graphical information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic regularly presented in … Read more

Federal Budget leaves the nation’s vulnerable “high and dry”, say community peak bodies

Tags Finance Accessibility Posted 7 months ago

Low income Australians, including those on the Disability Support Pension, are set to receive a $500 handout from Decemb… Read more

#MakeItSafeToSpeak to the Disability Royal Commission

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 7 months ago

Representative organisations from Disabled People’s Organisations of Australia are campaigning for legislation to protec… Read more

New funding and support strategy for younger people living in aged care

Tags Accommodation Industry Posted 7 months ago

The Federal Government has announced $10.6 million to fund a new strategy for reducing the number of younger people with… Read more

Baptist Care SA, accommodating client needs in housing

Tags Accommodation Posted 7 months ago

SPONSORED STORY – Everyone deserves a comfortable, safe place to live. It is usually the first step in their journey tow… Read more

Disability insurance companies running "at risk of failure"

Tags Finance Posted 7 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Concerns have been raised by the Actuaries Institute about the sustainability of the disability insurance market, which … Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: An overuse of medications and restrictive practices

Tags NDIS Therapies User Stories Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running fro… Read more

Students with autism face a decline in mental and physical health during lockdown

Tags User Stories Autism Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Remote learning during Term 3 in Victoria, due to continued COVID lockdowns, has led to a decline in the mental and phys… Read more

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new package of reforms to the NDIS has been announced by the Government in response to the recommendations made in the… Read more

Supported residential living offers people with disability independence

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

SPONSORED STORY: People living with disability want independence and support when they need it, but have previously told… Read more

Speech Pathology Week shines a light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Conditions Therapies Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Across Australia, there are 1.2 million people living with some form of communication disability, which statistics say c… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Disability sector not supported during COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Accessibility Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running fro… Read more

Victoria asking for disability response, similar to aged care

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 8 months ago by Liz Alderslade

During a Sunday address, 16 August, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews outlined a request from the State to receive Federa… Read more

New trauma guide to support people with disability

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is backing the development of a new guide to better support people with disability who have exper… Read more