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PWDA's call to break down employment barriers

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

People With Disability Australia (PWDA) have announced a new $100 million proposal to tear down barriers for those wi… Read more

Autism public education campaign urges Australians to Change their Reactions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

An Australian first autism education campaign - Change Your Reactions – was launched today by Victoria’s… Read more

New NDIS data demonstrates a drop in wait times

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

Data released this week as a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) Quarterly Report shows that … Read more

A tool to help make sport accessible for all

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

Melbourne’s La Trobe University has developed a new online tool to make it easier for sporting groups in the commun… Read more

Boost to flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Transport Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

This week, Minister for the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, announced greater flexibi… Read more

People with severe mental illness face difficulties accessing NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Those with severe mental illness are facing additional problems accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (N… Read more

Carly Findlay receives Order of Australia honours

Tags User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Author and disability advocate Carly Findlay has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as a part of the 20… Read more

The 2019 Disability Royal Commission progress report and what's happening in 2020

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

The Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has this week relea… Read more

Audio description services set to go live in July for ABC and SBS

Tags Accessibility Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have been given $2 million of Fe… Read more

Next step being taken for the National Disability Strategy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The current National Disability Strategy, which aims to create an inclusive and informed approach to all Government p… Read more

Access to Disability Royal Commission improved with new website

Tags Accessibility Advice Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service has launched a new website to allow those with disabilities greater acc… Read more

Celebrating the contributions of Australians with disability

Tags Conditions Accessibility Advice Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 months 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

Tags Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Liz Aldeslade

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 4 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 5 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 5 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