A new silicone 'skin' contains electronics that mimic the human body's lightning-fast response to pain, potentially paving the way for smart prosthetics that can detect painful sensations.
Residential disability care faces many of the same challenges as aged care. Paying close attention to these could help us avert a COVID-19 crisis in Victoria's disability accommodation.
People with disabilities are exempt from wearing face coverings on public transport and in shops, but this exemption has not been well communicated to the public.
Disabled Canadians and those with chronic health conditions have been left out of government COVID-19 policies and programs and are struggling financially.
Just because someone isn't wearing a mask doesn't mean they don't want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can't see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.
How anti-racism social movements and teaching disruptions due to COVID-19 can lead to more equitable and inclusive schooling.
As child-care centres start to reopen after the coronavirus disruption, planning needs to include disabled children so as not to further exacerbate existing inequities.
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
It's important to unravel how disability is understood as a step towards improving the well-being of disabled people.
The stories people tell about welfare rarely match up with the stories told by people actually receiving aid.
New research shows almost 20% of families caring for children with special needs were unable to buy essential medication during coronavirus.
South Africa’s disaster management plan targets the most vulnerable. But it needs to respond in a more deliberate way when it comes to people with disabilities.
COVID-19 has left children with disabilities and their families lacking services, at risk for physical and mental health issues, and fearful of discriminatory choices for treating critical illness.
Doctors face difficult choices about rationing medical care. A scholar who studies discrimination argues that those with chronic illnesses and disabilities will be hit the hardest.
The government has made several announcements to safeguard aged care residents and those in hospitals, but we're yet to see the same attention paid to the one in five Australians with a disability.
Trained service dogs are fundamentally different from emotional support animals – and certification could make sure the public understands the difference.
Programs designed to enhance legal access for people with cognitive disabilities accused of a crime are more humane and could be more cost effective than long-term detention.
Urban safety is as much about inclusion and belonging as it is about better lighting and CCTV.
It starts with recognising your child needs support. Then, you have to prove they are eligible for it. Finally, you have to find the appropriate support. There's help available along the way.
The Trump administration has proposed a new category that they say will save US$200 million in terminated benefits.