South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
Many students with disabilities feel excluded from daily university life and the assumption is that they, not the institutions, must change.
One might expect universal praise for Streep’s pronouncement but disabled activists have proved to be Streep’s harshest critics.
Alex McKinnon’s case marks the first time a player has directly sued rugby league’s national governing body over an on-field injury in Australia.
There's a problematic bias in the way that assisted suicide is portrayed in the media.
People with anosmia have no sense of smell, and there is no cure for the condition.
The success of para-athletes at the Paralympics is helping to change perceptions of those with disabilities.
The government says that quality teachers are crucial to improving learning outcomes. Yet they still pursue policies that don’t put these teachers in front of our most marginalised students.
There are significant challenges in making old cities like Rio more accessible, and there are missed opportunities around the Paralympics, but it's not all bad news.
Can our Paralympians renew our faith in the idea of role models, which is often overburdened by hype, slogans and pampered sports stars?.
Technology has had a particularly visible impact on the Paralympics. But the the most important thing is to let the athlete's ability come to the fore.
An Access World News database search says everything you need to know: Type in 'Deflategate' and you'll get nearly twice as many hits as 'Paralympics.'
When you find disabled people 'inspiring', perhaps that feeling is more about you than them.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Richard Nicholson has experienced first hand the evolution of the Paralympics, and with it, the shift in perception of disabilities and para-athletes.
The classification system is what keeps the Paralympics fair. Although it's not perfect, it's the best system we have, and it's continually being improved.
The Paralympic Games started off as a way to motivate and rehabilitate returned servicemen and women after the second world war, and has evolved tremendously since then.
With so many athletes with different abilities and disabilities, the first challenge is to make sure there is fair play at the paralympics.
Today's violence and prejudice against people with disabilities goes back to the practice of institutionalization, which started in Europe and the United States a century ago.
The achievements of the Paralympians, and societal shift towards more inclusivity and the celebration of diversity, has had a dramatic effect on the lives of people living with disability.