Jonathan Bredin, a co-author of this article, at work.
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New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
Disabled campaigners take to the streets of London to demand rights in 1995.
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New research has found the UK parliament is fraught with institutionalised ableism
People with disabilities face both physical barriers (like lack of wheelchair ramps) and structural ones.
It's past time to dismantle the (often invisible) barriers that keep people with disabilities less healthy, employed and educated than other groups worldwide.
Meet the real Daniel Blakes.
In a study, children with disability reported being insulted and physically abused while at school.
Students with disability are experiencing a range of harms in schools, and teachers are struggling to support students with increasingly complex needs.
The individual centred NDIS model can help service providers ensure their dealings with Indigenous Australians are culturally appropriate.
The NDIS provides an opportunity to address the shortfalls of the former institutionalised service system, some of which uniquely impact Indigenous Australians.
Living in supported smart technology homes is liberating for young people with disability who would otherwise be trapped in unsuitable nursing homes.
Fred Kroh/Summer Foundation
Thousands of young people with disability who end up in nursing homes lead lives of isolation and boredom. Better and smarter housing finance and support options are at last being developed.
One balloting machine for all voters: universal design is accessible for everyone, with or without disabilities.
University of Florida
In 2012, nearly one-third of voters with a disability had trouble voting. A 2002 law was supposed to fix this problem. New technology may have the answer at last.
The language used to talk about children with disabilities must be changed before attitudes will shift.
Language can be used harmfully to construct categories of others. The words we use in describing children with disabilities need to be examined, challenged - and changed.
Violence towards people with disabilities has come about because they have been devalued and dehumanised, and no-one has taken responsibility.
The Senate inquiry into violence against people with disability shows the root cause of violence, neglect and abuse of people with disability begins with the de-valuing of their lives.
The bouquet held by Bolshy Divas member Jackie Softly represents the people with disability whose accounts of violence and abuse the Senate inquiry heard in Perth, but these are just the tip of the iceberg.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.
Old age is often associated with a reduction in abilities and the denial of human rights.
The reluctance by many to accept or even debate the intersection between old age and disability highlights how society struggles to construct differences in ability.
Mind the gap.
Some data shows the gap in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled working-age people has gone down. But other data says the opposite. Here's why.
When buildings began to rise from the ruins and the rubble, the planners missed an opportunity to create a better society.
Nursing homes are not set up or resourced to facilitate the independence of younger residents.
The Summer Foundation
More than 7,000 young Australians with disabilities are forced to live in nursing homes because they're unable to find suitable accommodation that meets their needs. But this may be about to change.
The parties seem to be misreading the signs.
A group of 17 million voters is being ignored by the main parties. Why might that be?
Few are happy with Work Capability Assessments.
The UK's "Work Capability Assessment" is a disaster, but other countries show us how it can be fixed.
State and territory regulators need to start gearing up to meet the growth.
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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is revolutionising the provision of services to Australians with disabilities. The cornerstone of the scheme is its demand-side reforms: people with disabilities…
Aunty Gayle Rankine, chairperson of the First Peoples Disability Network, is the subject of a portrait from Unfinished Business, a photographic project by Belinda Mason.
Belinda Mason/Unfinished Business
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), December 3, is important for commemorating the successes and efforts of the disability rights movement. The theme this year is Sustainable Development…