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Brenden Borellini and Matt Tandy enjoying lunch at Mackay’s only cafe with a braille menu.

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Call for more food venues to provide braille menus

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Eamon Sullivan

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Push for cafés and restaurants to provide braille menus

Posted June 02, 2018 07:39:23 Although nearly 400,000 people in Australia live with some form of vision impairment, there are relatively few food venues that offer braille or large-print menu options. This has been a fact of life for artist and photographer Brenden Borellini who is blind and deaf. Despite having a love of food […]

NDIS apologises to Tasmanian family after son dies waiting for specialist bed

Posted June 01, 2018 15:35:14 Photo: Tim Rubenach, who died just days before he was to take delivery of a specialised bed from NDIS. (Supplied: Hannah Rubenach-Quinn) Related Story: ‘We’re going to fight’: Family’s pain over NDIS treatment of son Map: Launceston 7250 Senior officials of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have been grilled […]

Family believes death of disabled son was ‘hastened’ by NDIS delays

By Fiona Blackwood Updated May 31, 2018 19:15:27 The family of a Tasmanian man who died while waiting for a bed through the National Disability Scheme believes his death was hastened by the delay in the delivery of vital medical equipment. Tim Rubenach died just over a week ago from pneumonia. The 31-year-old contracted bacterial […]

‘We’re going to fight’: Family’s pain over NDIS treatment of son

By Fiona Blackwood Updated June 01, 2018 06:06:08 Photo: Beverley Rubenach has had a flood of support after telling Tim’s story on the ABC. (ABC News: Laura Beavis) Related Story: Parents of disabled boys outraged by ‘very cold’ attitude from NDIS Map: Launceston 7250 The family of a Tasmanian man who died while waiting for […]

Wall cavity

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Andy

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fungus growth

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Health authorities take months to fix mould and fungus, while resident falls ill

Posted May 30, 2018 07:08:09 Photo: Andrew has lived for 10 years in a group home in Sale, Victoria. (Supplied: Jane [surname withheld]) In December last year, Jane noticed a musty smell coming from her brother Andrew’s clothes. Andrew has Down Syndrome and lives with five other residents at Sale, in Victoria’s east, in a […]

Quadriplegic man hospitalised after falling from taxi wheelchair hoist

Posted May 29, 2018 14:53:15 Photo: Maciu Vosa fell from a taxi wheelchair hoist outside Melbourne Airport. (Supplied: Kylie Vosa) A woman whose quadriplegic husband fell about one metre from a taxi’s wheelchair hoist, hitting his head and shoulder on the road, says she has been waiting more than a month for answers. Kylie Vosa […]

Families left in limbo after delays in building new disability homes

Posted May 28, 2018 13:40:14 Photo: The Stockton Centre for people with a disability near Newcastle was due to close mid-2018. (ABC News: Dan Cox) People with a disability living in large residential centres in New South Wales are being left in limbo due to a delay in the construction of smaller group homes. David […]

4yo Harry can’t walk, but he’s just kicked his first footy goal

Posted May 28, 2018 09:17:20 When Harry Waechter kicked his first goal in junior football, the crowd at the suburban oval erupted with cheers and clapping. It was a moment many thought the four-year-old who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk would never experience. Thanks to his dad, Ben Waechter, and support from the SANFL […]

Maryland Nursery School

Posted May 27, 2018 05:53:04 Children at Maryland Nursery School in Likoni in Kenya displaying their artwork. Supplied: Beryl Organa Topics: community-and-society, human-interest, schools, primary-schools, environment-education, education, animals-and-nature, animals, disabilities, people, elphinstone-3448 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-27/maryland-nursery-school/9800842

Educating the world

Posted May 27, 2018 05:53:04 Nikki Medwell with drawings of kangaroos from children all over the world. ABC Central Victoria: Larissa Romensky Topics: community-and-society, human-interest, schools, primary-schools, environment-education, education, animals-and-nature, animals, disabilities, people, elphinstone-3448 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-27/educating-the-world/9797122

Feeding time

Posted May 27, 2018 05:53:04 The rescued kangaroos received a special treat usually reserved for the younger ones. ABC Central Victoria: Larissa Romensky Topics: community-and-society, human-interest, schools, primary-schools, environment-education, education, animals-and-nature, animals, disabilities, people, elphinstone-3448 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-27/feeding-time/9797002

Mr Boo the kangaroo gets a global audience

Posted May 27, 2018 05:53:04 Photo: Nikki Medwell with two rescued kangaroos on her 60 acre bush property in central Victoria. (ABC Central Victoria: Larissa Romensky) Map: Elphinstone 3448 School children around the world are learning about the kangaroo through the Mr Boo program, which aims to teach children about wildlife conservation. The program started […]

Nikki Medwell

Posted May 27, 2018 05:53:04 Nikki Medwell at home on her 60 acres bush property in Elphinstone in central Victoria with two rescued kangaroos. ABC Central Victoria: Larissa Romensky Topics: community-and-society, human-interest, schools, primary-schools, environment-education, education, animals-and-nature, animals, disabilities, people, elphinstone-3448 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-27/nikki-medwell-with-kangaroos/9796986

Melinda Whittle and class

Posted May 27, 2018 05:53:04 Grade 4 teacher, Melinda Whittle sitting at kangaroo corner complete with crocheted kangaroos. Supplied: Our Lady of the Pines Topics: community-and-society, human-interest, schools, primary-schools, environment-education, education, animals-and-nature, animals, disabilities, people, elphinstone-3448 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-27/melinda-whittle-and-class/9800698