Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

Regional content creators with disability given opportunity to showcase talent

Tags Accessibility Employment Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the Federal Government have partnered as a part of a scholarship to sho… Read more

Auslan to be included on next Census as language option

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The 2021 National Census will, for the first time, include Auslan as a language option following unsuccessful attempt… Read more

NDIS seeks feedback on COVID-19 changes from participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 2 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

Last chance to take part in autism survey

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians with autism, their families and carers were urged to have their say about their experiences of living wit… Read more

Hearing your customer

Tags NDIS Education Accessibility Industry Posted 2 months ago

OPINION - As we progress with consumer choice in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) it is increasingly i… Read more

National Disability Research Partnership to help improve disability policy

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 2 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

New SDA rules allow greater flexibility and choice

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

Changes announced this week by the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, allow… Read more

Royal Commission hearing to investigate impact of COVID-19

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has announced a public… Read more

‘Disappointment’ at eventual closure of Mobility Allowance

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

Advocates have expressed concern about the ceasing of the current Mobility Allowance, paid through Centrelink, and th… Read more

New training projects to support people with autism into work

Tags NDIS Autism Accessibility Employment Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a part of their disability employment initiative, the Federal Government has introduced two new training projects … Read more

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

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 3 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

First stages of post-COVID-19 NDIS as temporary measures set to end

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

Some of the temporary measures put in place by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help ease the burde… Read more

Inequality needs to be addressed for First Nations people with disability

Tags NDIS Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Black Lives Matter movement in, and outside, Australia has once more highlighted the inequality faced by First N… Read more

New banning powers to strengthen protection of NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is expanding the powers of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality Safeguards … Read more

Visibility and inclusion an essential safeguard for people with disability

Tags NDIS User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The visibility of people with disability in the community is key to ensuring they are not subjected to abuse and negl… Read more

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

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome Accessibility Research Posted 3 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

World MS day highlights importance of connections - especially during COVID-19

Tags Conditions User Stories Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day, held over the weekend on 30 May, spotlighted the importance of connections for … Read more

Disability Royal Commission turns its eyes to the impact of restrictive practices

Tags User Stories Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is once more seeking in… Read more

Push for inclusion and kindness for blind and vision-impaired during COVID-19

Tags Conditions Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

COVID-19 has created a push for kindness online, and a new project has been launched by Blind Citizens Australia (BCA… Read more

Not being heard creates more vulnerability in the already vulnerable

Tags NDIS Accessibility Research Posted 3 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