Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

New podcast airs candid conversations on disability

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new podcast brought to life by Disability Services Consulting (DSC) will bring industry experts and identities toge… Read more

Wheelchair innovation launches in Australia

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An innovative product already helping wheelchair users overseas is being launched in Australia Read more

Ballarat welcomes accessible and transportable toilet and changing facility

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The Victorian city of Ballarat will become more inclusive of people with disability, with the installation of a tran… Read more

Online learning environment “a growing concern” for university students with vision impairment

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An increasingly popular method of teaching within Australian universities is causing barriers for students with visio… Read more

New alliance of providers to collaborate over NDIS issues

Tags NDIS Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Some of Australia’s largest disability service providers have joined forces in creating a new alliance to help impr… Read more

World-first trial to help people with MS adjust socially and emotionally

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A world-first study is taking a holistic look at psychological strategies in managing multiple sclerosis (MS). Read more

Australian children encouraged to pave the way for a more inclusive world

Posted 1 year ago

SPONSORED STORY: Every child deserves to feel included in their school and one program is working to encourage Austr… Read more

Sydney Harbour Bridge now fully accessible!

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

One of Australia’s greatest landmarks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, is now accessible to everyone following the installat… Read more

Awareness day highlights condition affecting an average of two children per classroom

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A condition affecting an average of two children in every classroom will be the focus of International Developmental … Read more

Australia’s first national guideline for autism assessment and diagnosis released

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Australians with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can expect optimal clinical care, thanks to the release of the nation… Read more

Virtual reality device aids stroke recovery

Tags Therapies Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A virtual reality device is helping rehabilitate people who have had a stroke with modern technology that is also abl… Read more

Disability advocacy amped up in WA and VIC

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A funding boost for systemic advocacy will support the rights of people with disability as the National Disability In… Read more

International White Cane Day, an opportunity to inform public

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new national survey has shown two thirds of people who use white canes have been unexpectedly handled by a member o… Read more

National Carers Week shares stories of love and heartache

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Stories of love, courage, persistence and patience will be the focus of this year’s National Carers Week which will… Read more

Productivity Commission will look into Australia’s mental health

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The role of mental health in the Australian economy will be put under the microscope of a Productivity Commission Inq… Read more

New tactile fifty dollar note ‘a step forward in accessibility’

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The fifty dollar note will join the five and ten dollar notes in the ranks of inclusive currency, with the introducti… Read more

World Para-swimming event opens on home soil

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The world’s greatest para-swimmers will make a splash in Melbourne, with the announcement that the state will play … Read more

Mental health focus heralds trial virtual mentoring program, awards and possible world record

Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Coinciding with World Mental Health Week (7-13 October) and World Mental Health Day (10 October), the state of New So… Read more

New documentary shares stories of fatherhood and autism

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new film by Autism Awareness Australia will share the honest and humorous stories of twelve Australian fathers as t… Read more

World Cerebral Palsy Day encourages people to take action

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Bartlett

People living with cerebral palsy (CP) are often ‘invisible' in the community, but this World Cerebral Palsy Day or… Read more