More training is needed to help teachers understand how to better support students with disability.
Schools are deliberately disregarding disability standards through rejecting school places, being reluctant to make teaching adjustments and having poor attitudes towards disability.
Making music helps people come to terms with traumatic life changes.
Singers on The Voice last week spoke of the healing power of songwriting. And a new study has found that writing songs about their experience is helping people cope with acquired brain and spinal chord injuries.
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.
How long will it be before we can open doors and send emails with just our minds?
Exploitation or empowerment?
How sexual attraction to a disabled body is about more than just desires of the flesh.
The European Union has played a key role in making buildings more accessible, homes more liveable and travel easier. But what would happen if the UK left?
‘Benidorm, Spain’ drawn in 1979 by Richard Wawro.
Saturday, April 2, is World Autism Day. Many individuals with extraordinary ability have been found to have autism. Researchers have now found that many child prodigies have an autistic relative.
Navigating work and stress can be hard for anyone, but especially so if you have ASD.
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The outlook can be bleak for people with ASD who have difficulty navigating the stressful work world. A trial project in Connecticut sought to find a new way to help them become truly independent.
Ambridge needs more than just a nod to disability.
A pharmacy employee in New York looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription.
Although the medical profession must make hard choices about how to allocate care, these decisions need not and should not be shrouded in mystery.
The brain implant sends signals to anything from a bionic prosthetic limb, to a full body ‘exoskeleton’
A 3cm-long stent containing 12 electrodes could one day help people living with spinal cord injury to walk with the power of thought.
Parents often don’t realise their child has a right to be enrolled and to receive an equal standard of education in a private school.
Parents need to be pushier and demand private school places for their children.
Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools.
Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools, with parents asked to send their child to another school or fork out extra money.
Tying funding to disability categories is putting pressure on schools and parents.
By tying funding to disability categories, schools and parents are being put under pressure to seek a diagnosis for their child in order to get funding support.
Navigating a major metropolis with a disability is tough, but the Paralympics give us the chance to make it work.
It’s much cheaper and easier to build better access into homes instead of doing it later.
Community and housing industry leaders agreed a national guideline and a plan to provide basic access features in all new housing by 2020. But this voluntary approach is failing.
Kids with disabilities need toys that are useful and respectful.
The history of disability toys – that is, both toys designed for use by disabled children, and toys that depict disability – reflects the changing treatment of the disabled.
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.
Fewer than 3,000 thalidomide survivors are alive today.
Reactions to the thalidomiders' difference contributed – and continue to contribute – to their negative well-being and deteriorating health.
Lynette Rowe’s lawyers successfully negotiated a multimillion dollar settlement, but not every compensation case is that successful.
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Decades have passed and yet the issue of financial compensation for the remaining "survivors" of the thalidomide tragedy has, in many instances, remained unresolved.