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Resolving unconscious bias towards people with disability in the workplace

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 3 days 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 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

ROYAL COMMISSION: An overuse of medications and restrictive practices

Tags NDIS Therapies User Stories Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 month 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 … Read more

Supported residential living offers people with disability independence

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

ROYAL COMMISSION: Disability sector not supported during COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Education Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Victoria asking for disability response, similar to aged care

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Liz Alderslade

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

New trauma guide to support people with disability

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 2 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 ex… Read more

Disability workers face uncertainty and risk of illness due to COVID-19, survey says

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new national survey of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) has found that workers are facing financial hardship, unce… Read more

Care Huddles – a tool to improve communication and support team building

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 3 months ago

OPINION - Care huddles are a structured process for teams to communicate about client care, share information, and de… Read more

JobTrainer may have potential to boost disability workforce

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced a new skills investment program called JobTrainer as part of its coronavirus mea… Read more

Trauma specialists on hand to support people with disability at Commission

Tags Conditions Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability prepares to  Read more

Students with disability in Victoria able to attend school as State moves into lockdown again

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Areas of Victoria are once more under Stage 3, ‘Stay at Home’, coronavirus restrictions and many students with di… Read more

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

In what has been an Australian-first study, Queensland's Griffith University researchers have explored what children … Read more

Disability Advisory Committee plays an essential role in addressing barriers

Tags Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A Disability Advisory Committee remains one of the many important ways that people with disability can have their voi… Read more

Data needed to measure extent of violence against people with disability

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data is an important element for measuring the scale of abuse and violence faced by people with disability in Austral… Read more