Archive by Author

GIVEAWAY: Nuance Dragon Pro for Mac

F2L has one copy of the Nuance Dragon Dictate Mac V4 voice recognition software to win. Do you have limited physical mobility, difficulty using a keyboard and mouse or have a learning difficulty?  Then this is your opportunity to win the latest Dragon Pro for Mac, valued at $495. The software offers expanded capability by […]

New intellectual disability resources for carers

New tools and resources for carers supporting people with intellectual disability. Launched at a Research to Action Day at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, the resources include: e-Learning modules for carers, disability professionals and mental health professionals, the Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Practical Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals and Podcasts on responsible […]

Active Ageing Conference gathers pace

Get current evidence in restorative care, reablement and wellness at the Active Ageing Conference. This one day conference brings together leading providers, allied health professionals and experts in the field to hear the latest in research and practice on these topics in addition to new research on falls prevention and innovative case studies in exercise […]

Empower Golf needs your vote

  Empower Golf, a finalist in the SunSuper Dreams for a Better World, needs your vote. This is so it can proceed to the grand final with the chance to win up to $50,000. Empower Golf works with golf facilities, communities and organisations across Australia to facilitate and promote golf clinics for people with disabilities. […]

New panel for DES providers – register now

Businesses wanting to deliver Disability Employment Services (DES) need to register by August 29.  In a statement, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Jane Prentice, said a new panel of DES providers is being established to help people with disability find and keep a job. “Only organisations that register will be invited to apply to join […]

Applications open for Variety Heart scholarships

It’s time to apply for a Variety Heart Scholarship.  Variety supports children living with disability, chronic illness, geographic isolation and financial hardship, by providing practical equipment, programs and care, chief executive, David Sexton told F2L. “Variety’s vision is for all Australian children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background,” he said. Scholarships […]

House with No Steps enters Virtual Reality

House with No Steps plans to develop Virtual Reality-based learning tools for disability support workers. The disability services provider has been awarded $200,000 from the National Disability Services Innovative Workforce Fund to develop prototype VR tools in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact in a 12-month project. The prototype to be developed is intended […]

Disability workforce gets funding hike

Disability organisations will share nearly $2.9 million to boost the disability workforce.  A total of 21 projects would receive grants of up to $200,000 under the first round of the Innovative Workforce Fund as part of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  The variety of projects funded under this round are a […]

Out now: First Australian Disability Workforce Report

First report from disability workforce frontline paints an interesting picture of a rapidly growing sector. It is the first public report to analyse Workforce Wizard and carecareers data to reveal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)-related trends in the disability workforce that is experimenting with work arrangements and recruitment approaches. Australia’s capacity to provide a quality workforce […]

Deadline approaches for NDIA review

NDIA review request to Assistive Technology (AT) stakeholders drawing to a close. In June, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) CEO, David Bowen, wrote to all stakeholders to inform them that it was conducting a review to improve the way the NDIA interacts with participants and providers. ATSA executive officer David Sinclair said several conversations with AT […]