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Transport problems that matter – social and psychological links to transport disadvantage

This paper presents an analysis exploring self-reported measures of transport disadvantage and how these relate to social exclusion and well-being in Melbourne, Australia.

Understanding Disability: An Analysis of the Influence of the Social Model of Disability in the Drafting of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) and in Its Interpretation and Application

This article analyses the limit of Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) as a tool towards delivery of equality of opportunity in education to people with disabilities.

Understanding the social costs of psychosis: The experience of adults affected by psychosis identified within the second Australian national survey of psychosis

This study explores the impact of psychosis on an individual’s social and community participation.The second Australian national survey of psychosis was conducted across seven Australian sites.

United Kingdom Life Opportunities Survey

This UK survey aims to identify the reasons why people with disability do not participate in the community as much as they would like. It also explores topics such as living standards, housing, discrimination and crime.

Using photovoice to listen to adults with intellectual disabilities on being part of the community

Imagine if you were offered a glance through the lens of a very unique photographer: a member of your community who has an intellectual or developmental disability (ID/DD). A community-based...

Using technology in rural practice : local area coordination in rural Australia

This paper draws upon the findings of a research study that evaluated the Local Area Coordination (LAC) pilot project.

Voluntas

Voluntas is an important peer-reviewed (ISI rated) social science journal, published bi-monthly, that focuses on civil society, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector in ways that are inter-disciplinary, international, and comparative.

We couldn't function without volunteers': volunteering with a disability, the perspective of not-for-profit agencies

The aim of this study was to explore the views of volunteer coordinators in not-for-profit organisations concerning people with long-standing disability as volunteers.

Website accessibility in Western Australian public libraries

This article provides a summation of the research conducted into the accessibility of public library websites in Western Australia.

Whose Life Story Is It? Self-Reflexive Life Story Research with People with Intellectual Disabilities

This article explores the unique relationship between the interviewer and the interviewee that lies at the heart life story research with people with intellectual disabilities.

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