Fighting for disabled people’s health
The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.
Can the NDIS deliver?
A University of Melbourne report evaluates the progress of the NDIS so far, suggesting it may inadvertently exacerbate the inequities it was designed to solve.
University of Melbourne Professor Anne Kavanagh shares how changes in her own life led her to challenge perceptions of disability in society.
A new approach to disability in the workplace
While people with disabilities can still face discrimination when job-seeking, University of Melbourne experts say some employers value a diverse workforce.
Making workplace laws work for those with disabilities
A new approach to welfare-to-work programs should make it easier for people with disabilities to find employment, but women continue to face added disadvantage.
Specialised skills key to helping deaf students thrive
The rise of inclusive education shows the need for qualified Teachers of the Deaf to support hearing-impaired students, their teachers and the school community
Disability-based disadvantage – a life sentence?
A new research project is focusing on how support systems can be improved to prevent disability-based discrimination in the criminal justice system.
How research can improve outcomes
The 2016 Disability, Human Rights and Social Equity Conference, hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Researchers need to continue focusing on eliminating a history of discriminatory practices in disability research.
Why society is making people with disabilities sick
With a diagnosis of MS and a son with autism, Professor Anne Kavanagh's research into the health of people with disability is profoundly personal.