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Mature workers with disability can improve job prospects through new pilot program

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 5 days ago by Liz Alderslade

A new pilot program based in Western Sydney will be assisting older workers with disability to find more work prospects … Read more

New app supporting Aussies living with young onset Parkinson's disease

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Posted 1 week ago by Liz Alderslade

The launch of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April will be benefitin… Read more

Celebrating disability at 2021 Adelaide Fringe: Shows to watch

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Emily Erickson

While the Adelaide Fringe will look a bit different in 2021, there is still plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed in per… Read more

Australian bra invention helping all women dress independently with dignity

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Posted 2 months ago

Women with disability or physical limitations from illness, temporary injury or surgery can now dress more independently… Read more

Uber announces subsidised trips for people with accessibility needs in Victoria

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 3 months ago

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

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Tags Accessibility Transport Research Posted 3 months ago

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

Summer holiday activities for kids with disability

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Emily Erickson

With summer school holidays comes new routines and less structure for children with disability. Whether you're looking t… Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago

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

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

Tags Accessibility Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago

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

NDIS yet to solve disability accommodation shortage for Victorians

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Posted 4 months ago

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

Partnership expands mental health support to future Paralympians

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 4 months ago

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

eftpos pilot to make online payments easier for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 4 months ago

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

Invisible disability stigma driving workers to hide conditions

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 4 months ago

In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on Thursday 3rd December, employment service provi… 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 4 months ago

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

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 4 months ago

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

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 4 months ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday 3rd… Read more

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

Tags Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 4 months ago

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

Wheelchair users to wear their personality on their wheels

Tags Accessibility Transport Posted 5 months ago

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

Resolving unconscious bias towards people with disability in the workplace

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 5 months ago

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

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

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 5 months ago

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