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Ensuring inclusive design in public spaces in the UK

22nd October 2014
In the UK, Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion on Oct 20th with key professional bodies andgave them a challenge to ...

IHCD Socially Sustainable Design Symposium in Boston

22nd October 2014, Event
IHCD is hosting an annual Socially Sustainable Design Symposium at the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) at the Boston Visitor and Convention Center. Thi...

Public comment sought on draft regulation for Disability Includsion Act

22nd October 2014
To support the operation of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW),a draft Regulationhas been released by the Department of Family and Community Serv...

Can I use an electric overhead hoist at home, without installing it on the ceiling?

22nd October 2014
Electric overhead hoists can be a space-saving and convenient transfer option for the home. Overhead hoists are also often better suited for lifting a...

Access Standards & Housing

20th October 2014, Event
The Forum intent is to include presentations and discussions about Indigenous mapping, wayfinding and housing; Access Standards update; communications...

Remote Switch Devices

17th October 2014
A remote controlled socketcould be a useful option for the elderly or others with limited mobility who want to be able to easily switch off devices wi...

The curse of the one step

17th October 2014
StopGap.cas founders hope to make Toronto more accessible with free ramps for shop owners plus affordable custom made ones. In Toronto, it will be 10...

Ageing and Disability: Are we getting it right?

17th October 2014, Event
The Futures Alliance and Australian Association of Gerontology (NSW Division) are working together to explore policy, practice and lived experience wh...

Call for nominations for biannual forum NSW Disability Network (Occupational Therapy)

16th October 2014
The Practice Leader Occupational Therapy in ADHC has commenced biannual forums with leading (senior consultant or manager level) occupational therapis...

Ageing well in CALD communities

16th October 2014
According to a report recentlylaunched in Melbourne, Geographic isolation, language barriers at all levels of service navigation and service provision...

Home Modification sometimes fails to adequately consider vulnerability in flood, storms and disaster

15th October 2014
With severe weather in NSW and the ACT and snow in the blue mountains it is timely to remember that older people and those with some level of disabili...

This week is national Carers Week!

15th October 2014
In NSW 1 in 10 people are carers. Many of us will either become a carer or need care ourselves. You may know someone who is a carer. Carers are our fa...

Availability of the discipline specific core standard Promoting Respiratory Health for the use of physiotherapists

15th October 2014
Clinical Innovation and Governance (CIG) with ADHC Directorates and Districts, and external partners,have developed Core Standards for practitioners w...

Queensland Home Modification Discussion Group Meeting

14th October 2014, Event
Queensland Home Modification Discussion Group Meeting. Click here for more information.

The release of the Communication and Behaviour Support Core Standard for Nurses & carers

13th October 2014
ACore Standard program has been developed to support nursesand carers in providing consistent, efficient, and good practice when supporting people wit...

Accessability Weekend - VIC

10th October 2014, Event
Accessibility Weekend celebrates the importance of community access and inclusion for people living with disability who use a wheelchair. Accessibilit...

Disability & Lifestyles Expo in SA

10th October 2014, Event
Disability and Lifestyles Expo is for people with disability, their families/friends, support workers and students who are interested in gaining more ...

Seniors Housing and Retirement Living - The Next Wave

2nd October 2014, Event
Retirement living is considered by many to be the next wave of growth in the midst of radical changes sweeping the aged care sector. This conference p...

OT Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) Workshop

2nd October 2014, Event
Workshop on RAP Schedule & National Guidelines, Equipment Prescription under MFS Program & Contracts; Minor and Major Home Modifications, Post Payment...

Private Practice OT Workshop

2nd October 2014, Event
A Workshop on Referral Requirements, Veteran Eligibility, Care Plans, Schedule of Fees & Claiming, Record Keeping & Post Payment Monitoring. To regis...

Age-Friendly Council Planning Toolkit launched by LGNSW

2nd October 2014
Local Government New South Wales has launcheda toolkit to help councils plan and create liveable communities for an ageing population.The number of pe...

Online Continuing Education Courses Begin October 20, 2014 in New York

2nd October 2014, Training
The IDeA Center has 11 online courses in its continuing education program, most offering 15 hours of continuing education credit. Register anytime! Th...

International Dementia Design School

29th September 2014, Event
Designing for better lives. The International Dementia Design School, exclusive to the Dementia Centre, is a three day intensive, practice-based work...

Webinar: Great outcomes: Major modifications case study - Paediatrics

24th September 2014, Event
To describe a client scenario where major modifications were providedTo outline the process used to determine the options and solutionsTo discuss reso...