How to Make Your Business More Accessible To People with a Disability

November 15, 2018 Living with a Disability

“Living with a disability is nothing compared to living with exclusion.” – Stella Young Over 4 million people in Australia have some form of disability. That’s 1 in 5 people. Making your business accessible doesn’t just cover how people can physically access your business. It means making sure that your services; facilities and information are […]

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe: a Fight Against Ableism

October 10, 2018 Living with a Disability

Pop-culture blockbusters are challenging prejudices such as ableism and racism by reshaping society’s perception of post-humanism. Ableism (sometime spelt ablism) refers to discrimination in favour of ‘able-bodied’ people and is at the root of a lot of the prejudice and stigma around disability. Ableism makes an assumption about what is normal, superior, and ultimately what it […]

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Get Your Ribbon On: National Amputee Awareness Week

October 3, 2018 Living with a Disability

Wear a green ribbon in support of Australian amputees and people with limb loss this week, from October 4 – 11th. Limbs 4 Life is a charity organisation dedicated to empowering amputees. Limbs 4 Life have been sending out green ribbons so people all around Australia can embrace National Amputee Awareness Week together. According to […]

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How an Implanted Device Could Help Paraplegic Patients Walk Again

September 26, 2018 Living with a Disability

Paraplegic patients have learned to walk again after researchers implanted an electrical patch to stimulate their spinal cords. The new technology combined with months of intense rehabilitation therapy has allowed a small group of paraplegic patients in the United States to defy doctors who said they would never walk again. Two separate teams of scientists […]

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Self-Managing Your NDIS Plan

We’ve previously discussed what exactly the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is, and have shared stories of participants of the NDIS. We’re big believers of being resourceful and helpful to people using our services and those wanting to know more. The video below explains how to self-manage your NDIS plan, and provides helpful tips and […]

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Google Glass Helps Children with Autism Develop Social Skills

August 8, 2018 Living with a Disability

Findings from a new study suggest that technology developed by Google can improve the social skills in children with Autism, unlocking social abilities and lessening the severity of the symptoms. The study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine paired a smartphone app with Google Glass to help kids with Autism understand emotions […]

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NDIS: Rohan’s Story

July 11, 2018 Living with a Disability

NDIS Participant Rohan talks about his experience with Asperger’s, and the power of goals and dreams – at any age. My name is Rohan and I am 10 years old. I have Asperger’s, which is a type of autism. Having autism has affected my life in lots of ways, both positive and negative. Before I […]

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What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (also called the NDIS) is the new way of providing disability support in Australia. This is a helpful video released by the National Disability Insurance Scheme to explain exactly what it is. It breaks down the complicatedness of the scheme and explains it in an easy to understand format. We hope the […]

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Disability Inclusion in the Media

An important part of raising awareness and acceptance for people with disabilities is making their stories part of popular culture. Doing this will encourage society to move towards disability inclusion. Here, we take a look at television shows or movies that have successfully made the move towards disability inclusion. American sitcom Speechless, following the experiences […]

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Microsoft Technology for Gamers with Disabilities

We’ve talked about technology that can assist you in your home, but what about entertainment? If you’re living with a disability, you may need personalised technology solutions to suit your individual needs. At the moment, the options are limited, expensive and hard to find. This is about to change. Microsoft have announced the Xbox Adaptive […]

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