Canadians with disabilities were hit hardest during the pandemic. CERB limitations meant that many of them were left financially unsupported.
The government proposes to fix social care and rescue the NHS in one go. The levy it proposes risks only scratching the surface
Australia doesn’t have ‘conservatorships’ but rather guardianship and financial management laws for each state and territory.
South Africa’s inclusive education policy currently under review must address the hindrances preventing children with disabilities from effectively access education in mainstream schools.
To get more people with disabilities and other disadvantages into jobs, we need a system built on collaboration, not competition.
We surveyed people with disability and carers after a major flood in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales area. Some of the stories were shocking.
Independent assessments were meant to make access to the NDIS fairer. But disability groups disagree and want them stopped.
One interviewee told us: ‘It would’ve been lovely if somebody had cared.’
The federal government keeps fighting attempts to allow people on the NDIS to access sexual supports. But what about their rights to have a rich and fulfilling life?
It doesn’t take much to start making it easier for people with a disability to get around a city.
Around 6,000 Australians aged under 65 still live in nursing homes, cut off from their families and peers, with inadequate support for their disabilities.
We don’t often give our eating habits much thought but the 8% of the population with swallowing disability need to plan carefully to ensure their food is the right texture and eaten at the right pace.
The case of a student with Down Syndrome who was denied entry into all eight of the sororities at her school illustrates a broader problem of exclusion for college students with disabilities.
People with intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental ill health than the rest of the population, so NDIS can be doubly relevant.
Advice saves lives and provides vital support to people seeking benefits, but severe cuts mean vulnerable people are at risk.
There’s a lot we can do to make society more accessible for people with communication disability.
Two murders of a disabled asylum seeker and a disabled refugee in Bristol showed how precarious life has become for people on the margins.
Children with disabilities face several challenges and need to be heard to make school infrastructure friendlier for them.
The NDIS has started to reduce the admissions of young people with disabilities to aged care facilities, but more than 6,000 are still waiting for more suitable accommodation.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.