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Uber announces subsidised trips for people with accessibility needs in Victoria

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 6 days ago

Victorians with disability and accessibility needs now have more subsidised transport options due to a partnership be… Read more

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Tags Accessibility Transport Research Posted 1 week ago

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) and La Trobe University are calling for expressions of i… Read more

Summer holiday activities for kids with disability

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 1 month ago

With summer school holidays comes new routines and less structure for children with disability. Whether you're lookin… Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty across Australia and the globe, especially for the disability industry… Read more

Joint paper calls for end to segregation of people with disability in Australia

Tags Accessibility Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

Disability rights and advocacy organisations are calling upon the Disability Royal Commission to fully investigate th… Read more

NDIS yet to solve disability accommodation shortage for Victorians

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 1 month ago

For many Victorians with disability, the right to choose where they live and who they live with is so constrained tha… Read more

Partnership expands mental health support to future Paralympians

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 month ago

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia have announced a significant partnership to support… Read more

eftpos pilot to make online payments easier for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 1 month ago

Using eftpos to pay for shopping and services is a no-brainer for many but poses challenges for people living with di… Read more

Invisible disability stigma driving workers to hide conditions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago

In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on Thursday 3rd December, employment service pr… Read more

RC report finds “serious failures” to people with disability during early stages of COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 1 month ago

The Australian Government was responsible for “serious failures” to people with disability during the early stage… Read more

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 1 month ago

Six short films showcasing fearless Australians living with disability premiered on International Day of People with … Read more

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 month ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday … Read more

Purple spotlight to shine on global landmarks this International Day of People with Disability

Tags Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 1 month ago

Iconic buildings around the world will glow purple on 3 December to celebrate and put a spotlight on the economic con… Read more

Wheelchair users to wear their personality on their wheels

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 2 months ago

Australian wheelchair users can now add a personal touch to their 'wheels' thanks to an Australian-first product lau… Read more

Resolving unconscious bias towards people with disability in the workplace

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 2 months ago

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

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

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago

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

Victorian tutor recruitment program needs strong autism focus says peak body

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 3 months ago

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

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

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago

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

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

Tags Finance Accessibility Posted 3 months ago

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

#MakeItSafeToSpeak to the Disability Royal Commission

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 3 months ago

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