Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Not a dry eye for Kurt Fearnley’s NSW Australian of the Year 2019 acceptance speech

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

Three-time Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist, author, and disability advocate Kurt Fearnley has been awarded the N… Read more

Focus group hopes to improve healthcare delivery for people with disability

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new project led by People with Disabilities Western Australia (PWDWA) and Health Consumers’ Council WA (HCC) are … Read more

Sensory and social space for autism opens in Adelaide’s north

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A purpose built, state-of-the-art sensory and social space for people with autism has opened in Adelaide’s northern… Read more

New pilot will trial health professionals in accessing functional capacity

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will trial the effectiveness of health professionals in assessing the… Read more

Film project to DisRupt and share stories of disability experience

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

Budding Australian creatives and filmmakers with disability will have the opportunity to create their own film, thank… Read more

Project offers regional tertiary students with disability paid internships

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

Fifty tertiary students with disability living in regional Victoria are set to benefit from a new Government funded p… Read more

NSW Ombudsman report highlights shocking abuse and neglect

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A report released by the New South Wales (NSW) Ombudsman has revealed horrific acts of abuse and neglect of adults wi… Read more

Aussie Biscuits to cook up Jam Drops and job opportunities in new factory

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A New South Wales biscuit baking business that has been creating employment opportunities for people with disability … Read more

South Australia welcomes first accessible music festival

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

South Australia will welcome its first ever accessible music festival this summer to celebrate the International Day … Read more

Urgent inquiry into intellectual disability deaths a key focus of upcoming events

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

An event held in Sydney early next week will address the urgent need for an inquiry into health and avoidable deaths … Read more

New podcast airs candid conversations on disability

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new podcast brought to life by Disability Services Consulting (DSC) will bring industry experts and identities toge… Read more

Wheelchair innovation launches in Australia

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

An innovative product already helping wheelchair users overseas is being launched in Australia Read more

Ballarat welcomes accessible and transportable toilet and changing facility

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Victorian city of Ballarat will become more inclusive of people with disability, with the installation of a tran… Read more

Online learning environment “a growing concern” for university students with vision impairment

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

An increasingly popular method of teaching within Australian universities is causing barriers for students with visio… Read more

New alliance of providers to collaborate over NDIS issues

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

Some of Australia’s largest disability service providers have joined forces in creating a new alliance to help impr… Read more

World-first trial to help people with MS adjust socially and emotionally

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A world-first study is taking a holistic look at psychological strategies in managing multiple sclerosis (MS). Read more

Australian children encouraged to pave the way for a more inclusive world

Posted 6 months ago

SPONSORED STORY: Every child deserves to feel included in their school and one program is working to encourage Austr… Read more

Sydney Harbour Bridge now fully accessible!

Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

One of Australia’s greatest landmarks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, is now accessible to everyone following the installat… Read more

Awareness day highlights condition affecting an average of two children per classroom

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A condition affecting an average of two children in every classroom will be the focus of International Developmental … Read more

Australia’s first national guideline for autism assessment and diagnosis released

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australians with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can expect optimal clinical care, thanks to the release of the nation… Read more