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    1. Influencers With Disabilities That You Need to Follow Right Now

      Influencers With Disabilities That You Need to Follow Right Now

      Here's a compelling article from The Tempest. It's called Beauty Influencers With Disabilities You Need to Follow Right Now.

      In it, Sairah Mamood shares some beautiful people to follow here. Here's some of her thoughts:

      While the fashion and beauty industries are doing slightly better at the representation of disabled bodies, there is still a long way to go. On Instagram, though, many advocates of disability rights and representation thrive. Here are six influencers you absolutely need to follow.

      Have a look at the complete article for more Sairah's interesting observations.

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    2. How Dylan Alcott is Trying to Break the Barriers From the Tennis Court to the Office

      How Dylan Alcott is Trying to Break the Barriers From the Tennis Court to the Office

      Discovered this interesting piece from the CoAct and we thought we'd share it with you.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Through telling the stories of people with a lived experience of disability, Remove The Barrier highlights the unconscious bias that people with disability face when it comes to work. The campaign aims to raise awareness of not only this unconscious bias that exists, but also shine a light on the many positive aspects of employing a person with disability.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked ...

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    3. Tiffany Brar's Inspiring Rally to Help Blind People Participate in the Economy

      Tiffany Brar's Inspiring Rally to Help Blind People Participate in the Economy

      Tiffany Brar is has been changing lives for blind people for the better. What's so inspiring about it is that she's doing it while she, herself, is blind.

      Here's a really fascinating feature on her life and her work. It's an article called Visually-Challenged Tiffany Brar Has Big Vision.

      In it, she shares some perspective-altering ideas about the blind. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      There is no need to segregate visually-challenged people, when it comes to jobs. They can do most jobs like others. What's needed is to train them in ...

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    4. This Redesign Needs to Become the Official Website

      This Redesign Needs to Become the Official Website

      Stumbled upon this helpful piece from The Feed and thought that we would share it. It's titled This Advocate Redesigned the Disability Royal Commission Website so People with Disabilities Can Actually Use It.

      It features the good work of disability advocate Sam Connor. Here's a short excerpt:

      The website Connor created does exactly that. The “Disability Royal Commission: Unofficial Information Site”, sets out the steps people need to take to share their stories with the royal commission - in clear, large-print text.

      Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context.

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    5. Why This Sports Gym's Celebration of International Day of People with a Disability is Something to Be Emulated

      Why This Sports Gym's Celebration of International Day of People with a Disability is Something to Be Emulated

      Stumbled upon this welcome community news piece from the Singleton Argus. It's titled Singleton Swim and Gym Will be Holding an Event to Celebrate International Day of People with a Disability.

      It shares some exciting news! Here's a short excerpt:

      This year Belgravia Leisure, Singleton Swim and Gym will mark International Day of People with Disability by holding free entry and classes for people with a disability and a "quiet hour" where all the noisey equipment will be turned off at Singleton Swim and Gym on Tuesday December 3

      Have a look at the rest of the article ...

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    6. NRL Pays Everyone the Same (Including Wheelchair Competition) for 2021's World Cup

      NRL Pays Everyone the Same (Including Wheelchair Competition) for 2021's World Cup

      Stumbled upon this inspiring piece from the NRL website. It's called Equality for All: $3.5M Set Aside so Every 2021 World Cup Player Gets Paid.

      It shares about the league's dedication to equality. Here's a short excerpt:

      Wheelchair will get exactly the same on a pro-rata basis because there are less players per team but if you divide that by the number of players in a squad it will be equal across the board.

      Talk about putting money where your mouth is. Take a look at the rest of this article at the link below...

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    7. Why Depression is a Disability That Needs to be Given Attention

      Why Depression is a Disability That Needs to be Given Attention

      Stumbled upon this helpful piece from Elaine Kubik. It's called Depression, My Unspoken Disability.

      It shares some really fascinating ideas about depression. Here's one that's particularly interesting:

      There are barriers such as cost, stigma and poor quality driving inequities of care, especially to my Latinx paisanos. This is important as the Hispanic population is expected to reach about 106 million in 2050, about double what it is today (US Census). But even before that, next year mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as the major cause of disability worldwide (NIH).

      Give the rest ...

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    8. This Little Boy's Halloween Costume Shows Us How to Rock Disability

      This Little Boy's Halloween Costume Shows Us How to Rock Disability

      This super cute article from Fox 8 Cleveland caught. It's called Little Boy Makes Absolute Best Out of Having Disability When He Dresses as Carl from Up.

      It shares some really uplifting news. Here's a short snippet from his mother:

      Brantley's first Halloween costume was a SUCCESS! He's the perfect Carl ❤ Brantley is just over here making the absolute BEST out of having a disability, and rocking his medical equipment with his awesome halloween costume.

      To see the rest of this absolutely noteworthy piece, click on the link to the full article.

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    9. Schools Are Making it Hard for Children Living With Disabilities to Feel Like They Belong

      Schools Are Making it Hard for Children Living With Disabilities to Feel Like They Belong

      This article from ABC News piqued our interest. It's by Norman Hermant and it's called Education Survey Finds 12% of Children With a Disability Kept from Class by School Gate Keeping.

      It offers up some fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Of the 505 children with disabilities and their families and carers surveyed, it found 40 per cent of students with a disability had been excluded from events or activities in the last year. The survey found 21 per cent of students with a disability reported being restrained either physically, chemically, or through commands, and ...

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    10. Who Said We Can't Dance Our Hearts Out Just Because We're In Wheelchairs?

      Who Said We Can't Dance Our Hearts Out Just Because We're In Wheelchairs?

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the ABC News. It’s called Wheelchair Dancing Brings Joy, Challenges Perception About Disability). 

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy: 

      There are aspects of dancing in a wheelchair that are different to dancing with your feet and some things where you have more freedom and some where it's a bit trickier.

      It's like working out a puzzle, you know there's a right answer, but you just have keep changing things around to get the right sort of pattern.

      To find out ...

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    11. What the PWDA Has to Say About Climate Change

      What the PWDA Has to Say About Climate Change

      Here's an interesting article from blog pages of People With Disability Australia. It's called Why We Are Supporting Action On Climate Change.

      It shares some interesting observations from the PWDA. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Governments need to reach out and listen to people with disabilities, who are among those who feel, or will feel, more acutely the adverse effects of environmental change, and will be important leaders in fighting it.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the organization's observations.

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    12. How to Boost Inclusivity Through Technology

      How to Boost Inclusivity Through Technology

      Here's a compelling article from The CEO Magazine. It's called 5 Tips on How to Use Technology for More Inclusivity in Your Workplace.

      In it, (author) shares some perceptive observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Making each and every part of society feel respected, equal and included is the responsibility of every ethical employer. Every hardworking person deserves to know they have a chance to realise their ambitions.

      However, a lack of inclusivity in the workplace impedes people with disabilities from achieving that dream and, for far too long, society has allowed this to happen. It ...

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    13. It's Not That Difficult to Design Inclusive Cities

      It's Not That Difficult to Design Inclusive Cities

      Designing cities can be hard work. Doing it with inclusivity shouldn't be.

      Here's a fascinating piece from The Conversation that it caught my interest. It’s titled Making Our Cities More Accessible for People With Disability is Easier Than We Think.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      One action identified was to build an Inclusive Geelong Visitor Centre (IGVC) run and managed by people with disability, with accessibility support staff. The centre would provide accessibility information and serve as a landing pad where people can gather information before exploring the city.

      ...In isolation, an ...

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    14. Why It's Completely Okay to Admit Defeat to Disability

      Why It's Completely Okay to Admit Defeat to Disability

      Here's a fascinating article from the Huffington Post. It's called I Sometimes Feel Defeated By My Disability - And That's Okay.

      In it, Pippa Stacey shares some insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      I’ve come to learn that not pushing my body beyond what it’s telling me has been the key to successfully managing my long-term condition. The fact that I’m not well enough to participate in sport and activities I could potentially enjoy has nothing whatsoever to do with my own determination to succeed.

      Have a look at the full article ...

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    15. Talking To Someone With Mental Illness

      Talking To Someone With Mental Illness

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Dr Julie O'Connor. It’s titled How to Talk to Someone About Mental Illness

      In it, she offers some interesting perspectives on mental health. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      It can be excruciatingly difficult for someone wrestling with mental illness to admit when they are struggling – to themselves or to anyone else.  You may not want to approach the subject because you may fear upsetting the person you care about.  Saying something with kindness and respect is much better than not saying anything at all.

      To find ...

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    16. The Most Disabling Mental Illness Revealed

      The Most Disabling Mental Illness Revealed

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Psychology Today and thought that we would share it. It's by Arash Emamzadeh and it's called Which Mental Illness Is Most Disabling?

      It offers us some fascinating views into mental illness. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Researchers performed a series of regression analyses, and concluded that among 15 mental health conditions, mood disorders were associated with the greatest functional impairment; anxiety disorders, with intermediate functional impairment; and substance use disorders, with less functional impairment.

      To read the rest of this interesting study, just read the full article at the link below...

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    17. Shifting the Conversation on Disabled People in the Fashion Industry

      Shifting the Conversation on Disabled People in the Fashion Industry

      Thought that I would share this interesting article from Vogue. It’s titled This Artist and Model is Changing the Conversation Around Disability and Fashion.

      Emily Barker, a model in the fashion industry who also happens to be disabled, shares some fascinating points of view. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      It takes designers who are not going to make a big deal out of it to humanize the situation, and be like, ‘She is hot, she can pop a wheelie on the runway, and that is a moment, and she looks great in these clothes.

      To ...

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    18. We Need to Have a Disability Pension Review

      We Need to Have a Disability Pension Review

      The Disability Support Pension is a great initiative but, is it really accomplishing what it set out to do? In this article, we learn from Liz Alderslade some interesting insights. It’s titled Disability Advocates Call for Urgent Review of Disability Support Pension.

      It shares some well-put-together perspectives. Here’s one of them:

      It creates a severe economic impost on persons with disability, illness and/chronic condition due to their extensive requirements for medical evidence to verify the permanency of their disability and/or condition.

      For Indigenous Australians living in regional and remote regions, it can be unfeasible to meet ...

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    19. 9-Year Old Double Amputee Proves That You Don't Need Two Legs To Walk the New York Fashion Week Runway

      9-Year Old Double Amputee Proves That You Don't Need Two Legs To Walk the New York Fashion Week Runway

      Here's a really inspiring piece from Popsugar. It's called 9-Year Old Double Amputee Just Made Her Modelling Debut at the New York Fashion Week.

      It's a really fascinating story. Here's a short excerpt of the report:

      Daisy-May Demetre is only 9 years old, and she's already taking off in her career as a model. The fifth-grader recently made history as the first double amputee to walk in a show at New York Fashion Week for children's fashion brand LuLu et GiGi.

      To see how confidently she walks the runway, give the link below a ...

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    20. Why It's Profitable to Hire Persons With Disability

      Why It's Profitable to Hire Persons With Disability

      Lack of wisdom may be adding fuel to the fire of workplace discrimination against persons with disability. Fortunately, we have this article from The CEO Magazine to help enlighten us. 

      It's called Building a More Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities. It's written by Diana Palmer.

      Here's a short excerpt that we found noteworthy:

      Employees with disability are known to have a higher retention rate and stronger motivation, lowering the potential costs of training and turnover for businesses.

      By hiring people with disability, you are likely to see improved productivity and margins within your business. At the ...

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    21. How a 21-Year Old Quadruple Amputee Conquered Australia's Most Unforgiving Peaks

      How a 21-Year Old Quadruple Amputee Conquered Australia's Most Unforgiving Peaks

      Here's a 2018 article of an awe-inspiring story from AZ Family. It's called Valley Quadruple Amputee Summit Australia's Tallest Peak.

      It shares the powerful story of 21-year old Kainoa Spencer. This particular excerpt is especially touching:

      It wasn't going to be all about him, he wanted to help others going through tough times with limb loss, those who might need prosthetics, running blades or whatever they may need, he wants to be a part in helping them.

      Read the full article to learn more about his journey to recovery and his incredible feat.

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    22. A Crisis in Aged Care is Brewing

      A Crisis in Aged Care is Brewing

      Thought we'd share this thought-provoking piece from 9 News. It's called Young In Aged Care a 'National Disgrace'.

      It offers interesting points. This one, in particular, has got me thinking:

      Mr Lye said a conservative estimate of the cost through the NDIS of supporting younger people currently in residential aged care to live in the community was in the order of $700-800 million a year.

      Give the rest of the article a read and weigh in...

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    23. Her Disability Isn't Going to Stop This Model From Taking On the Fashion Industry

      Her Disability Isn't Going to Stop This Model From Taking On the Fashion Industry

      Whoever said that only able-bodied people can be effective models don't know Jillian Mercado. Found this awesome piece from Vogue about the brilliant young model who suffered spastic muscular dystrophy as a child. It's called Jillian Mercado Wants to Change the Fashion Industry - Here's How She's Going to Do It.

      In this interview, the wheelchair-bound model gives us her two cents in how the fashion industry should look like. Here's a thought-provoking excerpt:

      Working with IMG, my goal is to make it so that I am not the model in the wheelchair and I’m ...

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    24. Communication Disabilities Need to be Focused on As Well As Other Forms

      Communication Disabilities Need to be Focused on As Well As Other Forms

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Medical Life Sciences News. It’s titled Speech Pathology Australia Puts Spotlight on Hidden Disability Affecting One Million Australians.

      It offers some eye-opening perspectives. Here’s one one of them:

      According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 38% of people with a communication disability participate in the workforce compared to 80% of those without, and almost half of people with a communication disability report a limitation to self-care.

      People with communication disability are at a disadvantage when it comes to employment, education and independence.

      To find out more about these ideas ...

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