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What do people with disability really think about accessibility?

16 Aug 2017

In June, Safia Abdalla asked people with disability via Twitter what they found hardest about using websites and accessing information online. The response to her original tweet, “I’m curious to know. If you have a disability, what’s the hardest thing about browsing the web?” has produced an eye-opening list of what accessibility really means to people with disability.

The state of literacy and numeracy in Australia

19 Jul 2017

The statistics on literacy and numeracy standards in Australia paint a picture that is hard to believe. However, the barriers to learning to read and write in the Australian context are wide and varied.

The Mountain District Learning Centre, established in 1974 as a co-operative for women, provides opportunities for all people to access programs for education, skill development, friendship and enjoyment.

In this article, they take a look at the reasons why some Australian school students might not be meeting foundation education levels and the model for change that can help overcome these barriers.

Report looks into how well the NDIS is working

14 Jun 2017

Can the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) deliver on its promises and address inequality? A recent report from a University of Melbourne research team looks at exactly that. For the report, Choice, control and the NIDS, researchers spoke with and collected data from people already using the NDIS in the Victorian trial area of Barwon.

Our Training Roadshow has begun!

5 Jun 2017

We're holding Easy Read training sessions in Melbourne and Sydney in September! Book now to save over 10% off the standard ticket price.

Canada looks to the NDIS to develop their own national approach to disability

7 May 2017

Canada is developing its own national approach to disability by taking inspiration from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS was recently announced as being fully funded via a 0.5 per cent increase in the Medicare levy from July 2019.

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