Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual -- about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
Rates of spinal fusion surgery for back pain are on the rise. This is despite little evidence that it's an effective procedure and studies showing many will have revision surgery within ten years.
Other states have had recent smaller inquiries, but the NSW inquiry into the education of children with a disability was across all systems, and could lead best practice nationally.
Overseas students with a disability shouldn't be denied visas on the basis of potential cost to Australia’s community or health services. They are required to pay for these services themselves anyway.
Five novels for young adults that boldly tackle tough issues - from racism, to Indigenous identity and the Holocaust - to cultivate critical thinking in the classroom and at home.
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
In little more than a generation and a half we have become a more caring and inclusive society.
Instead of trying to help people with disability overcome their limitations, we should be harnessing their strengths in the workplace. This will improve their health and mental well-being.
Negative experiences in mainstream schools have harmful long-term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions.
Should disabled competitors be judged on the same criteria as their able-bodied rivals when it comes to dance competitions?
Standardised tests restrict how well students with disability can do, which reinforces the idea that there are things they can't do that children without disability can.
Greens Jordon Steele-John on being an ‘accidental’ senator.
New Greens senator Jordon Steele-John is the youngest person ever to sit in the Senate.
For centuries, women with dwarfism were depicted in art as comic or grotesque fairytale beings. But artists are challenging these portrayals and notions of beauty and physical difference.
The NDIS was set up with the philosophy of choice and empowerment. Yet participants have little control over their support plans and aren't allowed to view them before they are approved.
Australia has the highest poverty rate in the OECD for people with a disability. The barriers to, and discrimination in, the workplace are part of the reason.
There are several problems with the recently released guidelines for diagnosing autism. But the fundamental issue is that we're striving for diagnosis first, and help later.
More cyclists are suffering from serious injuries than ever before. Here's what we can do to provide a safer environment.
The NDIS has the resources and mandate to develop a mature market that delivers suitable housing for people with high disability needs, including the more than 6,200 young people now in aged care.
Two university professors explore their unlikely longtime friendship, providing lessons for parents of both "abled" and disabled children today.
Disabled parking? Check. Disabled toilets? Check. But what about accessible supermarket shelves?