Accessibility Tools

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From mid-2021, the Senate began an inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) payment and the accessibility challenges that surround it. During this Inquiry, the application processes for the payment will be analysed, with the final reporting date being the first sitting week of February 2022.

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This research by the office of the eSafety Commissioner explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability.

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The Disability Royal Commission will look at human rights and how the rights of people with disabilities found in the Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities have been implemented to prevent violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities in Australia. 

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November 2021 the Royal Commission publishes two new reports providing historic insights into the experiences of people with disability in Australia.

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Our friends at CID have written a position statement on technology. People with intellectual disability have the right to effective communications to let them live a good life. 

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Every child and young person in Australia has the right to access an inclusive education setting, and to be welcomed and valued. This means that students with a disability are to be involved and supported in their own schooling journey and community. No segregation and the same opportunities and environment as their peers.

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During the pandemic, we have seen many changes to the way we live our daily lives. COVID-19 has improved accessibility and inclusion for those with a disability in Australia. 

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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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On 19 October 2021, the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS tabled its final report on Independent Assessments.