Disability has been called the world’s largest minority and is a group any person can join at any time in their life. It befits us all to dismantle discrimination.
Sturdy yet flexible, hygienic, disposable, readily available and cheap … the plastic straw is better than any eco-alternative for many disabled folks.
Placing plastic straws, a life sustaining accessibility tool, under the same restrictions for sale as tobacco products is overly harsh, and detrimental to the dignity and inclusion of disabled people
Building a more inclusive future means understanding why certain groups were absent in history.
kyotokushige/DigitalVision via Getty Images
A political scientist speaks about the questions that have driven her research on disability rights and history.
Malaysia’s Chew Wei Lun plays a shot during a gold medal Boccia match at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Boccia is only one of three summer Paralympic sports where athletes can compete while using a powerchair.
(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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.
Canada’s Zak Madell (right) and France’s Jonathan Hivernat (left) compete during a semifinal wheelchair rugby match at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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.
Victorian MP Fiona Patten has introduced a new anti-vilification bill to parliament that would extend protections to women, the disabled and the LGBT community.
The proposed amendments would provide much-needed updates to Victoria’s vilification laws and bring the state in line with NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.
A mural, which Kamil Ahmad, a disabled asylum seeker murdered in Bristol, worked on.
Two murders of a disabled asylum seeker and a disabled refugee in Bristol showed how precarious life has become for people on the margins.
Kurt Fearnley carrying the baton ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
New Queensland trains and the treatment of athletes on planes show progress on disability discrimination hasn’t extended beyond the Games.
Australia’s rigorous health requirements exclude anyone who might be a threat to public health, or with a condition which could place excessive financial demands on public health or community services.
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.
Many workplaces do not make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
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.
The ADA helped make college possible for disabled students like freshman Christopher Rhoades.
AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 27 this year. But true equality is still out of reach for many – and it’s everyone’s responsibility to fulfill the promise of the law.
Jordon Steele-John has stood for the Greens in two federal elections and two state elections.
What are the odds of three Senate candidates without a snowflake’s chance in hell of winning the seats they were pursuing at the 2016 election suddenly finding themselves gifted places courtesy of the…
The NDIS rollout has been plagued with issues from the start.
The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn’t mean the scheme is failing.
People with intellectual disability face so many barriers to finding a home of their own that it’s hard to pick one.
Think it’s hard for first-home buyers? Ask people with an intellectual disability about it.
Will abusers still be able to move to a new service and continue abusing under the NDIS?
We know predators will continue to target the vulnerable, including children and people with disability. The NDIS will mitigate some of the issues in this space, but we need a royal commission too.
Jonathan Bredin, a co-author of this article, at work.
Photo: Nathan Oxley
New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
Disabled campaigners take to the streets of London to demand rights in 1995.
David Giles/PA Archive/PA Images
New research has found the UK parliament is fraught with institutionalised ableism
People with disabilities face both physical barriers (like lack of wheelchair ramps) and structural ones.
It’s past time to dismantle the (often invisible) barriers that keep people with disabilities less healthy, employed and educated than other groups worldwide.
Meet the real Daniel Blakes.
In a study, children with disability reported being insulted and physically abused while at school.
Students with disability are experiencing a range of harms in schools, and teachers are struggling to support students with increasingly complex needs.