Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Should we be forcing people with severe mental illness to have...

An analysis of the justifications and powers for forcing mentally ill people into treatment even if they are competent and refuse that treatment.

Your disability parking permit can save you money

Most drivers with vehicles adapted for them have been paying higher insurance premiums than they should. Now there is an alternative.

What on Earth is Supports Coordination, Plan Management and LAC?

Explanation of the new terms relating to the NDIS: Supports Coordination, Plan Management and LAC.

RNIB partners with Benetech to deliver online resource for print disabled...

Editor's note: A terrific resources for all print disabled readers, including obviously the blind and vision impaired. RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and...

Disability Sector Concern Over Ride-Sharing Taking Over the School Bus Run

The disability sector and parents are very concerned over plans by the NDIA (NDIS agency) to bring in a new transport scheme for sending disabled children to school for their education.

Air Travel: TSA Agents Humiliate Wheelchair Using Olympic Champion

A wheelchair user was subjected to an embarrassing, intrusive and excessive security scan.

Don’t blame the computer for NDIS IT bungle

The implementation and testing of the NDIA portal software system has been an absolute unmitigated disaster for the NDIA, service providers and disabled participants but who is to blame?

Myth-Busting – Four rumours about home accessibility

An accessible home is a home like any other, and requires attention to style, design, comfort and function like all houses.

[Research] Odds of returning to work For Disabled reduce at twice...

New research shows that the prospects of a disabled person returning to work after a significant period of unemployment are vastly reduced compared to a non disabled person.