Accessibility Tools

A woman in a wheel holds an electronic device. She is in a library.

ParaQuad NSW (Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW) provides services and support to people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) and similar neurological disabilities. They support the educational and career goals of people with SCI and similar neurological disabilities through the provision of scholarships to people undertaking further study, including University, College, TAFE, VET study or RTO.

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If you are one of the Australians with asthma, respiratory problems or hay fever, then Spring thunderstorm season can be a concern. We write about ways to be alert for Thunderstorm Asthma Events.

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IncludeAbility.gov.au – is a website designed to promote meaningful employment opportunities for Australians with disability. IncludeAbility is championed by the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Ben Gauntlett.

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The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) makes disability discrimination unlawful and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities.

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The Disability Discrimination Commissioner has called for all levels of government to be mindful of who is vaccinated, not just the number of people who are vaccinated, as the country begins to hit its vaccinations targets.

A bluberry muffin drizzled with white icing and two strawberries, all on a plate.

This recipe was originally my Aunt's "visitor cake", the recipe you have on hand when you are expecting visitors and need to make something quickly and easily. I remember many visits to her with the delicious smell of blueberry muffins and eating them warm from the oven.

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This recipe is not to eat, it's to play with! Sensory play can be calming and often has the benefit of helping fine motor, and hand-eye coordination skills depending on the exercise.

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Showing you care for someone can be a little harder right now. Near or far, here are some thoughtful suggestions on what you can do contact-free, or by mail. The idea of this article is to give you suggestions to celebrate events from afar. To send some unexpected joy to someone who may be alone or just needs a little cheering up. To support someone in a lonely time. Think of this as a guide to care packages for friends.

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Young man on phone using AT to hold device up to his face

In the past, most adaptive clothing brands or suppliers focused solely on older people, keeping styles and designs very generic and simple with limited variety. Nowadays, there is a push to provide more accessible options online and more modern, young designs. We have had a look at some different options in the Adaptive Clothing scene in Australia and have done the research for you on what is what.