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Accessible television: The new frontier in disability media studies brings together industry innovation, government legislation and online activism

As television moves beyond digital broadcast modes of distribution towards online modes of delivery, this paper considers the opportunities and challenges for people with disabilities. With...

Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas

This paper draws on information gathered from carers and adults with a disability living in a rural area in New South Wales (NSW), Australia to determine the extent to which people living in rural areas may receive a person-centred therapy service.

An interactive wireless communication system for visually impaired people using city bus transport

Visually impaired people have difficulty accessing information about public transportation systems. Several systems have been developed for assisting visually impaired and blind people to use the...

Analysis and enhancement of communication behaviour in children with cerebral palsy

This thesis examined the idiosyncratic and subtle behaviours of children with cerebral palsy. It pointed to the need for more effective communication interventions for the children.

Australian Perspectives of the Use of the Internet by People Who Are Visually Impaired and Professionals Who Work with Them

Although a wealth of information is now available via the Internet, people with visual impairment experience significant barriers and difficulties.This study explored the experiences of people with vision impairment. It also examined the role of organisations working for people with vision problem.

Breaking down the barriers: trying to convince the media that disability is newsworthy

Organisations working with people with an intellectual disability experience barriers in seeking media coverage. This paper presents some guidelines to break down the obstacles to receiving media publicity.

Can in-the-moment diary methods measure health-related quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Aim: To investigate whether in-the-moment diary reports of daily experience, taken collectively, are a valid representation of health-related quality of life (HRQL). Methods: A total of 35 boys...

Communicating About Loss: Experiences of Older Australian Adults With Cerebral Palsy and Complex Communication Needs

This study explored how older adults with a lifelong disability, such as cerebral palsy, and complex communication needs (CCN) experience loss and manage the grieving process.

Communicating with Nurses: The Experiences of 10 Individuals with an Acquired Severe Communication Impairment

This study interviewed hospital patients who had no functional speech about their communication experiences with nurses.

Communication restrictions - The experience of people with a disability in the community

This data briefing explores the relationship between communication restrictions and other outcomes for people with a disability.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...