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May 2020

NDIS COVID-19 Webinars for young people

May 5, 2020 - May 12, 2020

CYDA and the NDIS are offering three webinars for young people with disability and families with children with disability. The NDIA CEO, Martin Hoffman and NDIS staff will provide an overview of the NDIS response to COVID-19 and answer key questions raised by young people with disability and families. Click on a link to register for a webinar. Webinar 1: The NDIS and COVID-19: Information for families (NDIS participants under 7 years)   May 5 – 10am Webinar 2: The NDIS…

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Australian Network on Disability Virtual Conference

May 12, 2020

Australian Network on Disability - Virtual Conference - May 12, 2020 This virtual conference is an opportunity to hear from a powerful employer network of business leaders, diversity and human resources professionals and influencers with disability from the public, private and for-purpose sectors. May 12: First session: 9:00am - 11:00am Second session: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Register for our Virtual Conference.

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June 2020

Arts group online panel discussion

June 17, 2020

Will the tech solutions implemented by cultural organisations during the COVID crisis remain relevant in a post-COVID world? At this FREE  ATAG (Accessing The Arts Group) online panel discussion join UK artist, Jason Wilsher-Mills, whose transition from traditional to digital painting and augmented reality has brought recognition to his practice and Susannah Thorne, access coordinator at  the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art,  who will speak about how the closure of the MCA during COVID has led to innovative ways of…

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Abilities Virtual Experience: June 19-21

June 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Abilities Virtual Experience – June 19-21, 2020 Join the Abilities Virtual Experience from home for: Product showcases to increase your independence New dance moves from Auti Angel and the Rollettes Easy steps so you can tune up your own wheelchair Tips on how to finance big ticket medical equipment How to create a sensory room at home Get registered. It's free! First, just click here and complete the brief form.  

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September 2020

Epilepsy Action Australia launches Self Care September

September 15, 2020

Epilepsy Action Australia has launched a new campaign called, ‘Self Care September’. The month-long initiative comes with the message: 'It makes sense to put yourself first,' and encourages all Australians to look after themselves by joining four weekly interactive programs led by celebrities and thought leaders. The programs, led by Wiggle Lachy Gillespie, yoga gurus Malinda Hayward and Katy Graczer, educator Luke Eisenhuth and social enterprise leader Dr Jayne Meyer-Tucker, focus on four wellness pillars: Physical Health, Nutrition, Mental Health…

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October 2020

National Amputee Awareness Week: October 4

October 4, 2020

National Amputee Awareness Week, 4 – 11 October 2020, is a chance to ‘Shine a Light’ on the number of people in Australia with limb loss and remind all amputees that they are not alone. This is a week dedicated to celebrating Australians living with limb loss, raising awareness of this lifelong disability, reducing the stigma that amputees can face, and sharing limb loss prevention information. There is one amputation performed every hour in Australia, which equates to 24 people…

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Universal Design People & Transport Webinar

October 13, 2020

With the Disability Transport Standard up for review, a special webinar, People and Transport, is timely. If people want to get out and about they need transport. Whether it’s walking, driving, flying, or taking public transport they can’t live without it. Transportation is the link between all activities once leaving the front door. But what if transport is difficult or impossible? Transportation isn’t just planes, trains and automobiles. It’s the whole journey from front door to destination and back again.…

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Tune into TechBrain October 16

October 16, 2020

Join TechBrain, and panel of industry leaders helping to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing. This free discussion, hosted by Nextdoor, the neighbourhood network and Mental Health Month, is on ‘Tuning in’ to your community in the age of Covid-19. The panel is led by ABC medical reporter and author Sophie Scott with panelists Professor Ian Hickie, Brain & Mind Research Institute, Sydney University; Jennie Sager, head of Nextdoor Australia; Samantha Callender, director of youth organisation One Eighty and…

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November 2020

WHO Survey callout … November 6

November 6, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) European Regional Office in collaboration with the European Disability Forum (EDF) is implementing a joint project on developing ‘disability inclusive public health messages on Covid-19’ with a focus on access to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services. The EDF is currently involved in boosting the accessibility of public Covid-19 messages in the WHO European Region and invites all members to contribute to this important work. The survey is targeted for people with disabilities or disability organisations…

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December 2020

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight

December 24, 2020

Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight at the Myer Music Bowl will not have a live audience this year but will be broadcast live on Channel 9 at 8PM - AEST on Christmas Eve as well as a replay on Christmas Day. Radio 3AW will broadcast the event live from 6PM until midnight on Christmas Eve. It will be hosted David Campbell and Livinia Nixon with performances from pop superstar Dami Im, TV personality Silvia Colloca and tenor Michael Leonardi. They…

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