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OTs play a critical role in post-polio syndrome

“Help me help myself”. This was one of the key messages to come from the 1st   Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference held in Sydney recently. In a keynote address, Dr Stephen de Graaff, rehabilitation physician and director of pain services at Epworth Health Australia, said communication within the rehabilitation sector to health providers like OTs, physiotherapists, GPs […]

ATSA recruiting for an executive officer

Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia is seeking an executive officer. It follows the decision to move on from current EO, Chris Sparks, who has successfully developed the Association over the past eight years. Sparks told F2L he is keen to remain involved with ATSA in an advisory role, but believes it is time to introduce new […]

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Finalists announced for 2016 National Disability Awards

The 22 finalists in this year’s National Disability Awards have been announced.  There were 129 nominations across eight categories that recognise best practice by contributions from individuals, organisations and initiatives made to improve the lives of people with disability. Among the finalists are the Brisbane City Council, Kiama Municipal Council, Shire of Collie WA, RSL […]

Turning a new page for those with print disability

People with vision impairment now have greater access to books and published material.  This follows Australia’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty which came into force on September 30 that makes formats such as large print, braille and audio more accessible. Australia was among the first 20 countries join the Treaty that ensures that approximately 285 […]