Research suggests that expanded access to MAiD tends to benefit people with wealth and privilege, offering them choices and autonomy. At the same time, it puts marginalized people at risk.
The post-pandemic recovery presents an opportunity for creating accessible environments.
The Department of Education is investigating whether state bans on mask requirements in schools discriminate against students with disabilities.
Overlooking people with disability in disaster preparations and responses makes them even more vulnerable. A new partnership has shown they can play meaningful and active roles.
The Attica uprising marked a milestone in the prisoners’ rights movement. Many of the grievances aired in 1971 are still relevant to today’s incarcerated population.
Within the parasport community itself, inclusivity and access is a real issue, especially for those who do not fit the mold of how we think an athlete “should” look or move.
Para taekwondo isn’t just a new Olympic discipline - it’s a millennial sport, developed in 2005. Its explosive debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games means it’s here to stay
Most sporting equipment is designed with typical able-bodied athletes in mind, whereas custom equipment to meet a particular Paralympian’s needs can be expensive. 3D printing offers a third way.
The #WeThe15 movement is rooted in good intention and falls short in a big way by using the Paralympic Games as a backdrop to its launch.
It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.
The Paralympics are the stage for a battle between the exclusivity of elite sport and the inclusivity the movement aims to nurture. Can the event effect true social change?
Since the Games’ post-war beginnings, the Paralympics have become the second-largest mega-event in the international sporting calendar. Is the core purpose being lost?
Physical activity barriers are still prevalent for people with disabilities, despite the increase in participation in the Paralympic Games.
People who lose their sight have to deal with not only the practical implications but their sense of identity.
Hiring people with disabilities isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a smart business strategy.
The government has touted its new disability strategy as groundbreaking, but many of the vows it makes are old news.
Good information and appropriate facilities are in short supply.
If we want the latest health care, disability care and aged care, we’ll have to be prepared to pay for it.
The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn’t really tell us whether they’d deliver positive outcomes for Australians with disability.
Grossly oversimplified coverage risks serious damage to some of the most vulnerable in society.