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Around 8% of the population experience swallowing difficulties. from shutterstock.com

Many people have a hard time swallowing. Help them to ‘eat, drink and be merry’ this Christmas

We don't often give our eating habits much thought but the 8% of the population with swallowing disability need to plan carefully to ensure their food is the right texture and eaten at the right pace.
A disabled farmer with his buffaloes at a rice field in Vietnam. The latest data show the exclusion of people with disability from the workforce results in a loss of potential GDP of between 3% and 7% per year. www.shutterstock.com

Six problems that exclude disabled people in Indonesia from public life

The failures to implement inclusive policy stem from various barriers created by both individuals and the government.
Colleges and universities have been challenged to create more inclusive environments for disabled students. Monkey Business Images/www.shutterstock.com

College students with disabilities are too often excluded

The case of a student with Down Syndrome who was denied entry into all eight of the sororities at her school illustrates a broader problem of exclusion for college students with disabilities.
People with disability living in remote communities may receive money for supports, but that doesn’t mean there’s anywhere to purchase them. from shutterstock.com

Indigenous people with disability have a double disadvantage and the NDIS can’t handle that

The NDIS has good intentions, but its design doesn't seem to support the unique needs of Indigenous people living with a disability, particularly if they're living in remote communities.
Falls are the No. 1 cause of accidental death in people 65 and older and a major cause of disability. Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.com

Before the fall: How oldsters can avoid one of old age’s most dangerous events

Saturday isn't just the first day of fall. It's also the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are a major cause of disability in seniors. Experts explain ways to prevent them.
Media portrayals of sexuality often focus on a visual and verbal vocabulary that is young, white, cisgender, heterosexual and…not disabled. from www.shutterstock.com

Sex, technology and disability – it’s complicated

People with disabilities face barriers to sexual expression. New technologies can help, but we need to look at both the opportunities and risks these developments bring.
Communication involves a lot more than words. from www.shutterstock.com

We can all help to improve communication for people with disabilities

There's a lot we can do to make society more accessible for people with communication disability.
We don’t yet know how NDIS participants make trade-offs. Shutterstock

Why more investment in the NDIS may not boost employment

We don't actually know how NDIS participants weigh their personal goals and then make choices about achieving them through services, supports, therapies and interventions.

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