Our analysis of part-time work and its impact on wellbeing shows getting more people with disability into employment could save millions in health-care costs.
Ensuring public transport vehicles comply with the laws on disability access is just the tip of the iceberg. Access issues across the transport system point to the need for on-demand services.
Our report is the first in-depth research into the experiences of and attitudes towards disabled people in the Australian screen industry.
Policymakers need to better consider the needs of all children to ensure that children with disabilities are not left out.
As federal and provincial governments bring in measures to make child care more affordable, the voices and needs of children with disabilities must not be ignored.
Disabled and Here
There could be lots of reasons why people with disability decline or don’t want offers of help. Research at the Dignity Project at Griffith University shows there is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach.
Less than a quarter of disability services who responded to a workforce survey employed people with disability.
The war on straws is an example of ‘eco-ableism’ – when environmental measures create an extra burden on people with disability.
Parents and carers might be worried a child is slow to talk or can’t seem to maintain attention. But getting a proper assessment can take years and connecting to support, even longer.
Five handicapped Jewish prisoners, photographed for propaganda purposes, who arrived in Buchenwald after Kristallnacht.
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In 2023, International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks 90 years since the Nazis assumed power. Disabled people were the first Holocaust victims; Nazi programs discriminated against and murdered them.
There’s a small but growing number of books for younger readers that feature main characters with disabilities.
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Disability representation in books is an important part of diversity and inclusion.
People with disabilities have a right to choose where and who they live with. Too many are currently in vulnerable arrangements.
In 2009, 150 of the 180 residents of the care facility in Ellignies-Sainte-Anne were French. At the time, approximately 6,500 French citizens living with disabilities were in Belgian institutions due to the lack of appropriate structures in France. The figure has since grown to 8,500, a jump of more than 30%.
It is estimated that more than 8,000 French citizens with disabilities currently live in Belgium. For many parents, placing their children in foreign institutions is not so much a choice as the only alternative they have.
A study found disability counsellors made substantial contributions to faculty members’ efforts to redesign their courses.
Pairing disability counsellors with post-secondary instructors to help them design classes is one way colleges and universities can improve their efforts to support students with disabilities.
The term ‘neurodiversity’ comes from autistic communities and means that all brains and ‘bodyminds’ work in diverse ways.
Language used to speak about disability changes over time, and preferences shift due to advocacy and allyship, legal proceedings and empirical research.
Disabled young people from a low social class background fare much worse in the labour market.
Even though chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, subject to many prejudices.
Although chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, associated with numerous prejudices.
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Disabled Twitter users will be cut off from opportunities to tell their stories and collaborate internationally.
The planned expansion of Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) law to include people with mental illnesses whose death is not imminent has been delayed, but not cancelled.
Canada’s planned expansion of MAID to mental illness is based on ignorance — if not outright disregard — of fundamental suicide prevention principles.
Making it possible for NDIS participants to choose registered or unregistered providers affords the ‘dignity of risk’.
Latecomers looks at the role of sex and sexuality in the lives of disabled people.