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Access and barriers to online education for people with disability

This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia.

Access to Medicare-funded annual comprehensive health assessments for rural people with intellectual disability

INTRODUCTION: People with intellectual disability (ID) comprise 2-3% of the Australian population. They mostly rely on their GP for primary health care.

Accessibility to NAPLAN Assessments for Students With Disabilities: A ‘Fair Go’

This article discusses strategies to ensure access to A National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) NAPLAN for all students.

Across the divide: Facilitating the transition of students with intellectual disability to secondary school

This research project explored the major concerns of different stakeholders involved in the transition from primary to secondary schools of students with an intellectual disability. Results highlighted the need for more effective communication among carers, parents and other stakeholders.

Allegations of unlawful discrimination in education: parents taking their fight for Auslan to the courts

This article seeks to review a number of cases in which Australian parents have claimed indirect discrimination by educational authorities over their children's lack of access to instruction through Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and discusses the outcomes of such litigation.

An 'at-risk' curriculum for 'at-risk' students? Special educational needs and disability in the new Australian Curriculum

The number of students who are 'at risk' including those with special education needs and or disabilities is increasing rapidly worldwide in all schools. This has prompted widespread debate...

An analysis of the role of teachers' aides in a state secondary school: Perceptions of teaching staff and teachers' aides

In Victoria, Australia, one of the major roles of the teachers' aide (TA) is to assist students with disabilities to access their education. Researchers have identified the inconsistencies in...

An effective program design to support older workers with intellectual disability to participate individually in community groups

The foreshadowed increase of older people with intellectual disability has become a reality in many developed countries. As these adults age, improved quality of life can be achieved through...

An Emperor with No Clothes? Inclusive Education in Victoria

This article reviews measures introduced by the state education authority in Victoria for the inclusion of students with special needs in mainstream schools. It points to some of the limitations of such measures in meeting the needs of the students.

An exploration into the support services for students with a mild intellectual disability

Quality support services play a significant role in the overall development of students with an intellectual disability. This qualitative study sought to examine to what extent the support...

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...