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By tigtog on July 2, 2014
There are ideas in the McClure report worth pursuing and it might lead to a simpler welfare system, such as changes to family payments and payments for young people. The key question for NWRN is, are the proposals fair and will they assist people into sustainable employment? The NWRN opposes a cost-cutting agenda that will leave people in a financially worse position than currently.
By Orlando on March 15, 2014
Special Effect is a UK-based charity full of very clever people who develop work-arounds that allow people with a wide range of disabilities to play computer games.
By tigtog on December 12, 2013
Apparently the ANC had been alerted to the completely unskilled performance of this “interpreter” as long as 18 months ago, but are pointing fingers elsewhere for his selection for the memorial because it was a “state-organised” event.
By Orlando on December 2, 2013
Windgap Foundation has partnered with Eastside Radio 89.7FM, theatre professionals and DJs to develop the ‘Making Airwaves’ project, an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to learn radio presentation and production skills, creating their own radio show to be aired on International Day of People with Disability, 3 December 2013.
By Lauredhel on October 12, 2013
A couple of things have caught my eye lately, so I thought I’d share! Firstly, the Disability in Kidlit blog. This blog embraces a broad definition of disability, and discusses its representation in middle grade and YA literature from a wide variety of perspectives – and ALL the bloggers identify as disabled themselves. So you […]
By tigtog on November 22, 2012
Let me make this quite clear. I do not identify as a person with a disability. I’m a disabled person. And I’ll be a monkey’s disabled uncle if I’m going to apologise for that.
By Mary on August 23, 2012
Amara (Universal Subtitles) is great stuff! You submit the URL into the Amara website and a tool opens up that lets you enter subtitles for the video, in three easy (or easier than I thought!) steps.
By Lauredhel on August 16, 2012
Despite being born with the use of both legs, many of these bipedal athletes inspire us with their commitment and guts. Having typically learned to walk around the age of one, these amazing Olympians don’t let their lurching two-phase locomotion hold them back. Thought they may look unwieldy to the naive eye, as viewers their movements soon look natural to us. We can see their grace and nimbleness shine through.
By tigtog on July 30, 2012
Eleanor Gibbs has a cracker of an article in New Matilda on the national disgrace that is the continuing roadblocks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme:
By tigtog on June 1, 2012
From The F-Word Blog by Philippa Willitts – a comprehensive outline of common accessibility issues that ought to be considered by those running any social justice event.
By Beppie on March 7, 2012
Greetings, Outlanders! Tonight it’s a Toby extravaganza — discuss it here! In verse! (Except I was kidding about the “in verse” bit. :P) Related posts (automatically generated): Outland Open Thread: Episode 6, “Pride” Outland Open Thread: Episode 4, “Fab” Outland Open Thread: Episode 3, “Andy” Outland Open Thread: Episodes 1 and 2
By Beppie on February 29, 2012
Tonight’s Outland takes us on a Fab-ulous journey! Discuss it here! Related posts (automatically generated): Outland Open Thread: Episode 6, “Pride” Outland Open Thread: Episode 5, “Toby” Outland Open Thread: Episode 3, “Andy” Outland Open Thread: Episodes 1 and 2