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Celebrating the contributions of Australians with disability

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 1 week 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 week 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 week 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 2 weeks 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

Minister promises big future changes for the NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Liz Alderslade

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

South Australia’s first totally accessible beach

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The new Changing Places facility on Henley Beach, South Australia, has made the beach accessible 24/7 and provides sa… Read more

NDIS uptake by people with psychosocial disability lower than expected

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

A report from the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) has highlighted that the Government isn’t doing enough t… Read more

Fearless Australians with disability hit the big screen

Tags Conditions User Stories Education Accessibility Employment Accommodation Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Television series, Fearless Films, is returning for a second season, turning its focus to smashing stereotyp… Read more

New test to detect cognitive changes early in people with MS

Tags Education Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

A simple, quick test could be the answer to the early detection of thinking and memory changes in people living with … Read more

New initiative unlocks accessible games industry

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A new initiative has hit ‘play’ in helping the Australian and New Zealand games industry become more accessible. Read more

Research hub to develop ‘smart home’ technology for disability

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A new research hub will be established in Victoria to develop personalised ‘smart home’ technology for people wit… Read more

NDIS under inquiry microscope

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be placed under the microscope during three new inquiries into p… Read more

New project promotes accessible health resources for people with intellectual disability

Tags Education Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A research project is aiming to promote accessible health information for people with intellectual disability by anal… Read more

New campaign set to break down employment barriers

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Employment Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new campaign launched by the Dylan Alcott Foundation is set to break down the barriers people with disability face … Read more

Report reveals housing tenants with complex needs increasing

Tags Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new report has delved into the increasing proportion of tenants with complex needs who may require support to live … Read more

Project aimed at more inclusive youth services for young people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new project helping Victorian youth workers ensure their services are accessible and inclusive of young people with… Read more

Accessible NDIS correspondence available to people who are blind or vision impaired

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

Correspondence sent out by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to its participants will now be accessible… Read more

Plan to help children access early intervention supports, quicker

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A new plan by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will help children with disability access Early Childho… Read more

New innovative housing sets benchmark for specialist disability accommodation

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

Clients living with complex intellectual disability and receiving support from Melbourne-based disability service pro… Read more

Medibank recognised for inclusion and accessibility

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Private health insurance company, Medibank has been recognised for its accessibility and inclusion of people with dis… Read more