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Minor Home Modifications Function, Occupation, Clinical reasoning, Universal, Skill development A professional development workshop for occupational therapists

17th December 2014, Event
This workshop was successfully held in 2014 and is scheduled to be repeated in 2015 due to popular demand. The details of this workshop are as follow...

New Revised Standards for Termite Management

10th December 2014
Standards Australia has recently published two revised Australian Standards for termite management, which are alsointended for use as a tool to assist...

ACAA - Universal Design: A Better Way National Conference & Trade Expo

10th December 2014, Event
The Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) National Conference andTrade Expo is the leading industry event focussing on universal desig...

Pacific Rim International Week on Disability and Diversity - Hawaii

2nd December 2014, Event
Pacific Rim International Conference is an annual conference for social change enthusiasts. The conference brings together civil society stakeholders,...


25th November 2014, Event
The ATSA Independent Living Expo is Australia's foremost Exhibition for Rehabilitation and Aged Care Equipment. Brisbane Royal International Conven...

Commencement of the Disability Reportable Incidents scheme in NSW

21st November 2014
The NSW Ombudsman's office has notified us that from 3 December 2014, all NSW funded providers of disability supported group accommodation iwill be re...

International Day of People with Disability Picnic

20th November 2014
My Choice Matters is hosting a Picnic in the Park on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.  We wi...

All accessible golf - a first in Australia

13th November 2014
Moore Park Golf, part of Centennial Parklands, is the first public golf course in Australia to enable people with severe physical disability to enjoy ...

The state of the community service sector in New South Wales 2014

13th November 2014
Natasha Cortis, Megan Blaxland | Social Policy Research Centre. This report provides unprecedented detail about the characteristics of not-for-profit ...

Cross-sector collaboration - an essential ingredient for NDIS success

13th November 2014
A new report by the University of Sydney and the Young People In Nursing Homes National Alliance shows that improved collaboration across governments ...

3rd December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

13th November 2014
Mitch Fifield, Assistant Manager for Social Services, has announced the 2014 International Day of People with Disability Patron Ms Jacqueline Freney,...

NSW AccessibleToilet map and app

4th November 2014
Everyone needs to "go" at some stage, but for people with disabilities, they can't just use any toilet. Some people even need to plan their outing in ...

A new all-abilities playground for Brisbane CBD

4th November 2014
The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens playground and facilities recently underwent a $2 million renovation and upgrade, making it Brisbane's newest all-ab...

Free Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement

4th November 2014
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is providing a free Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement (SABRE) program to seniors or people with a disability now in NSW. ...

The Impact of Ageing on the needs of people with physical disability

31st October 2014
We are entering a time where Australians are living longer and as a result our elderly population is also increasing. Life expectasncy rates have incr...

Age-Friendly World Website - World Health Organization

31st October 2014
the World Heath Organiszation (WHO) has launched a key strategy known as Age-Friendly World to make communities more age-friendly. The idea is to enab...

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...

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...