Around 8% of the population experience swallowing difficulties.
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.
Colleges and universities have been challenged to create more inclusive environments for disabled students.
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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 mental illness as well as an intellectual disability find it harder to receive sufficient NDIS supports.
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.
Communication involves a lot more than words.
There's a lot we can do to make society more accessible for people with communication disability.
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.
Schools, according to policy, must have at least one latrine or toilet for boys and girls that cater for pupils with disabilities.
Children with disabilities face several challenges and need to be heard to make school infrastructure friendlier for them.
Through the NDIS, Kirby Littlely has been able to leave the nursing home where she stayed after a series of strokes.
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.
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.
More Australians are joining the NDIS than predicted, so cost predictions have had to be updated.
Treasurer Scott Morrison abandoned the proposed increase to the Medicare levy to pay for the NDIS. Here's what you need to know about how the NDIS is funded, and how cost predictions have changed.
The NDIS is set to reshape Australian cities. But to achieve meaningful participation of people with disabilities, urban communities and services will also need to take action.
Specialist Disability Accommodation has enabled Ben Parkinson, pictured with his carer, to live in a home of his own.
The NDIS is allowing for Specialist Disability Accommodation for 28,000 people, with 17,500 already in such housing. The potential demand for this life-changing supported housing is even greater.
A computer-generated voice was essential to Hawking’s participation in the world around him.
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You can probably hear Hawking's famously computer-generated voice in your head. His example showed tech as a tool that enables people with disabilities to fully participate in and contribute to the world.
South Africa needs review policies meant to support people living with disabilities to give them a better deal.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
One in six working-age people report some kind of disability.
Only half of disabled people are in work, despite high rates of employment across the population as a whole.
Dealing with the disability benefit system can be highly stressful.
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Perpetual uncertainty and changes to the way disability benefits work take a heavy toll on claimants.
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
Giving disabled people access to higher education would improve their social mobility.
An Indonesia-Australia collaboration is working to improve inclusion for disabled people in Indonesian schools, including in Islamic institutions.
Nobel laureate David Baltimore of CalTech speaks to reporters at a 2015 summit on the safety and ethics of human gene-editing.
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Ability expectations are what people rely upon as they seek out productive and satisfying lives. They need to be a key part of the debate over gene-editing and other major scientific breakthroughs.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.