The National Disability Awards will be announced at Parliament House, Canberra on November 25. Now in their ninth year, the awards recognise the contribution people and organisations make to improve the lives of people with disability. From more than 200 nominations 27 finalists have been selected this year and the achievements of some of the awards finalists include:
- Raising awareness of the discrimination experienced by people who are blind or have low vision when using Australian banknotes
- The world-first patient-initiated project to create a mobile holiday dialysis machine so those receiving the treatment can have a holiday
- The invention of communication technology for people living with paralysis, loss of speech, or loss of motor control, and allowing them to communicate using signals inside a muscle, or even when that muscle does not work.