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Advocates evaluate Election policies from parties and independents

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 6 days ago by Anna Christian

Just over a week out from the Federal Election, peak advocacy groups for people with disability are assessing policies... Read more

Melbourne to be hit by braille “bomb” to showcase accessibility

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

A group of people will walk the streets of Melbourne on Wednesday placing braille labels on signs across the city to get... Read more

Health of people with intellectual disability to be improved by National Centre

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 3 weeks ago by Anna Christian

A new National Centre of Excellence will be established to improve outcomes for people with intellectual disability... Read more

Advocates say change to NDIS assistive technology rules not enough

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

A change in the rules around funding for assistive technology under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is... Read more

People with disability call for changes to traditional leadership on International Women’s Day

Tags Accessibility Industry Royal Commission Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is calling on all Australians to change the way they think about leadership... Read more

LifeRAT throws out helping hand for people without access to COVID-19 testing

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

A new campaign is sending free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to people with disability who have been facing issues... Read more

Australians without assistive technology funding asked to stand up and be counted

Tags NDIS Finance Accessibility Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Dennis Simpson contracted Polio when he was three years old and has lived with a physical disability ever since. Read more

Dating apps encouraged to become more inclusive of people with disability

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

There is growing support for a petition calling on dating platforms to be more inclusive and supportive of people with... Read more

Parliament debates “unnecessary” Bill which could harm people with disability, say advocates

Tags Accessibility Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Debate resumed in Parliament today over a Bill which people with disability are “deeply concerned” will allow for... Read more

World Cancer Day aims to support those with barriers to diagnosis and treatment

Tags Conditions Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

People with disability who face barriers to accessing health care for cancer diagnosis and treatment are part of the... Read more

Australians of the Year fight for equality and accessibility

Tags Accessibility Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Dylan Alcott OAM has been announced as the Australian of the Year for 2022 after spending hundreds of hours of work in... Read more

Advocates demand Government leaders act to keep people with disability safe

Tags NDIS Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

The decision by National Cabinet to allow disability support workers to skip quarantine and work when they have been... Read more

Calls for Disability Royal Commission to hold emergency hearing into Omicron wave

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

The Board of peak advocacy organisation People with Disability Australia (PWDA) says the “failure” of Australian... Read more

Services Australia needs to be improved, says disability advocates and unions

Tags Finance Accessibility Government Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

A shared statement has been released by social services unions, not for profit organisations and disability advocates... Read more

Religious Discrimination Bill could allow more discrimination against people with disability

Tags Accessibility Government Posted 4 months ago by Anna Christian

The Religious Discrimination Bill has come under fire from advocacy groups and professional associations across... Read more

Accessible housing design to only be used across half of Australia

Tags NDIS Accessibility Accommodation Industry Government Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people will be denied choice in where they live as half of Australia’s States choose to opt out of a... Read more

Domestic violence resources developed for women with disability

Tags Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Accommodation Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

An international campaign, running from 25 November to 10 December, has been boosted by the release of Australian... Read more

Activists, advocates and authors recognised as national disability strategy released

Tags Accessibility Industry Government Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

The National Awards for Disability Leadership have acknowledged the work of seven passionate people with disability in... Read more

Australian of the Year calls for people with disability to show their inner leadership

Tags User Stories Education Accessibility Employment Industry Posted 5 months ago by Anna Christian

With International Day of People With Disability being held tomorrow, Queensland Australian of the Year, Dinesh Palipana... Read more

Disney princess with disability almost a dream come true

Tags Conditions Education Accessibility Posted 6 months ago by Anna Christian

For Hannah Diviney, like so many other little girls, the world of Disney was one of adventures filled with characters... Read more

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