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Inclusive equity : a fair go for all

This research project investigates the experiences

both of students and staff on learning disadvantage and identifies positive approaches

for dealing with inequity and with overcoming disadvantage.

iPadiCan: Trialling iPads to support primary and secondary students with disabilities

This study investigated the possible role of iPads in supporting learning for primary and secondary school students with disabilities. It argued that iPads can be used as a useful educational device in classrooms.

Is there a link between hearing aid use, employment, and income?

This paper examines patterns in hearing aid use by congenitally deaf individuals. The use of hearing aid varied by age and location. The study found that there was no difference in hearing aid use by gender or employment status. Low use was linked to the government policy.

It’s an absolute nightmare: maternal experiences of enrolling children diagnosed with autism in primary school in Sydney, Australia

This article seeks to analyse maternal narratives of informal school exclusion at the point of transition into primary school.

Knowledge and understanding of choice diversity of residential care staff working with individuals with intellectual disabilities

The present study aimed to trial the effectiveness of 10 newly developed brief vignettes portraying typical interactions between staff and people with intellectual disabilities in residential care settings.

Learning for Purpose Researching the Social Return

The Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector performs a vital function in Australian society supporting those in need and making a positive difference to the lives of the people and the communities it serves.

Listening to Young People with Physical Disabilities' Experiences of Education

The aim of this research was to investigate the life stories of a small number of young people with physical disabilities, in particular focusing on their educational experiences.

Measuring child engagement in inclusive early childhood settings : implications for practice

This article seeks to examine how the engagement of children with disabilities is measured in inclusive early childhood settings and determine the characteristics needed to ensure that such measures are useful to practitioners.

Media Access Australia

Media Access Australia reports on social media tools for people with disability, their accessibility issues, and how best to overcome accessibility challenges using a variety of web and mobile solutions.

Metaphors of Monstrosity: The Werewolf as Disability and Illness in 'Harry Potter' and 'Jatta'

This paper explores the werewolf as metaphor for disability and illness in the Harry Potter series and Jatta.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...