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Accessibility Tools

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There are certain milestones in life which we aspire to achieve, driving is often one of them. Driving is good for our mental health as it gives us a sense of achievement, of independence and belonging in the community.

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Incontinence should not stop anyone from enjoying swimming. In response to this need, Little Toggs, an Australian swimwear company has created a specialist costume for people with disability. It allows anyone to go into the pool.

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Travelling is a great way for everyone to create memories and grow as a person. Disability should be no barrier. These online resources including travel bloggers, dedicated Facebook groups and travel guides give great insights into accessible holiday destinations, but also inspire you to go beyond your comfort zone. 

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The #StandByMe campaign for continued funding for advocacy, information and representation for people with disability living in NSW has gained momentum in the lead up to the end of 2017. With over 20,000 signatures on the online petition.

Access all areas film festival

Access All Areas Film Festival (AAAFF), traditionally a New South Wales-based festival, will screen for an anticipated 35,000 people in community venues, schools and large businesses across Tasmania, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory throughout the summer of 2017/18.

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The Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin recently joined the IDEAS Annual General Meeting as a guest speaker. He gave some invaluable insights into how disability discrimination legislation has changed since its inception 25 years ago.

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Planning some DIY Home Mods? There's an app for that! The DIYModify app is an excellent information resource for people wanting to modify their existing homes for increased mobility and accessibility, in and around, their homes. It is developed by HMInfo from the UNSW's Faculty of the Built Environment.

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Sydney’s Vivid Festival is the largest of its kind in Australia. And we are pleased to see the continued investment by the Festival organisers into making the event more accessible year on year.  The next Vivis is 27 May - 18 June 2022.

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Women with Disabilities Victoria and Women’s Health Goulbourn North East (WHGNE) carried out a study a number of barriers for women with disabilities living in rural communities including worrying trends of discrimination and harassment, as well as negative impacts on longer-term health and well-being.

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Being the carer of a person with a disability carries a huge responsibility. What happens though, when you are no longer able to look after that person? This can be majorly concerning for you, especially when it relates to family members.