Talking Disability

The latest health and disability news in Australia

COVID-19 tracing app needs to be accessible for people with disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians across the country are being encouraged to download an app to their smartphones to help trace the spread … Read more

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

Tags Finance Accessibility Accommodation Research Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Further support for NDIS participants during COVID-19

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

As a part of their coronavirus, COVID-19, response, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has announced fur… Read more

International students to boost COVID-19 disability and health workforce

Tags Therapies Education Employment Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Work restrictions for international students in medical courses are being eased during the COVID-19 crisis to help bo… Read more

COVID-19 contract, lease and consumer law considerations for NDIS Providers

Tags NDIS Employment Advice Industry Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

OPINION - COVID-19 has created a number of regulatory and other legal issues that impact NDIS providers. Read more

Students with disability face “disconnection” with online learning

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

As a result of COVID-19 many schools have moved partially or completely to online learning, a drastic shift from the … Read more

Personal Protective Equipment essential for safety

Tags Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A lack of access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis is a concern for disability worker… Read more

COVID-19 planning for people with disability a human rights issue

Tags Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Independent experts in human rights, bioethics, and disability are concerned about the decision-making process being … Read more

COVID-19 response plan for people with a disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Cabinet Ministers have approved a COVID-19 response plan that takes into account the unique health needs of people wi… Read more

Challenges for unpaid carers during COVID-19

Tags Therapies Accessibility Mental Health Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Being an unpaid carer is a valuable and rewarding job but it's also a tough one, with many carers juggling multiple r… Read more

The shift to online for disability services during COVID-19

Tags Therapies Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

COVID-19 measures are changing the way that service providers are delivering support to people with a disability in o… Read more

Funding announced to support Australians most at risk during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced they are committing more than $154 million to support vulnerable Australians, in… Read more

COVID-19 employment considerations for NDIS providers

Tags NDIS Accessibility Employment Advice Industry Posted 7 months ago

OPINION PIECE - The COVID-19 pandemic has placed immense strain on the economy and raises complex legal problems for … Read more

Government-funded workplaces putting people with intellectual disability at risk

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Disability advocates say that people with an intellectual disability are being put at greater risk of being exposed t… Read more

Priority home delivery for NDIS participants

Tags NDIS Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new priority service launched this Monday in partnership with some of Australia’s biggest supermarkets to provide… Read more

Unique challenges of Indigenous people with disability during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

While the country deals with the impact of the coronavirus, and people with disability face their own challenges aro… Read more

The smiley face system looking out for people with a disability

Tags Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Community Vision, a not-for-profit community-based organisation in Western Australia, has come up with a unique way t… Read more

Autism Awareness Day during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

For the thirteenth time, the world is coming together on 2 April for World Autism Awareness Day, in support and recog… Read more

Staying connected with each other during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

During the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing measures have been introduced to try and combat the virus. However, i… Read more

Royal Commission raises concerns about COVID-19 support

Tags Conditions Accessibility Employment Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) has released a statement saying it's “deeply concerned” about the impact of… Read more