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

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 1 week ago

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

Students with autism face a decline in mental and physical health during lockdown

Tags User Stories Autism Research Posted 3 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

Remote learning during Term 3 in Victoria, due to continued COVID lockdowns, has led to a decline in the mental and p… 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

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

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

NDIS seeks feedback on COVID-19 changes from participants

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

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the University of Melbourne have launched a new survey seeking fe… Read more

National Disability Research Partnership to help improve disability policy

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

The Federal Government has announced the launch of the National Disability Research Partnership which is being led by… Read more

Survey reveals COVID-19 experience has been “expensive, isolating and lonely”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new survey released by peak disability rights organisation, People With Disability Australia (PWDA), has revealed t… Read more

Learnings and improvements needed to better support people with intellectual disability during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

People with intellectual disability have faced unique challenges during the outbreak of COVID-19 and need to continue… Read more

Not being heard creates more vulnerability in the already vulnerable

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

In the aftermath of Ann Marie Smith’s death, there are concerns about the vulnerability of people with disability w… Read more

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Young people with disability are twice as likely to be bullied and are more negative about their future, according to… Read more

NDIS supported living arrangements need urgent overhaul

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Urgent changes need to be made to help support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to live indep… Read more

A chronic shortage of affordable private rentals leaving people with disability behind

Tags Finance Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2020 Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed a chronic shortage of affordable private rent… Read more

Explaining coronavirus and COVID-19

Tags NDIS Conditions Accessibility Advice Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The coronavirus currently spreading around the world is also known as COVID-19.  Read more

Parents of children with autism may be at greater risk for PTSD

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a result of caring for their child nearly 1 in 5 parents of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) wh… Read more

Newstart obligations for disabled “unrealistic”

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Newstart Allowance recipients who have disabilities or are sick face “unrealistic’  Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lack of appropriate treatment in health care

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission continued its Sydney hearings last week into how people with an intellectual disabili… Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: Australia's healthcare system not prepared

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Advice Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission has been told Australia's healthcare system lacks data and is not prepared for th… Read more

​ROYAL COMMISSION: Mistreatment and miscommunication at heart of healthcare

Tags NDIS Accessibility Advice Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability started its first round… Read more

A tool to help make sport accessible for all

Tags Accessibility Research Posted 8 months 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