Tristram Peters is a writer, editor, and disability advocate with a keen passion for sport. He recently represented Australia at the powerchair football world cup and sits on the sport’s executive board for the Asia Pacific Oceania zone. He also lives for music, because one interest isn’t enough.

Pieta from Hireup explores the many benefits to self managing your NDIS plan. For more from Hireup, click here. “Too much work.” “Too complicated.” “You’d need the skills to run your own business.” These are all comments I’ve heard about the prospect of self managing your own NDIS plan. While many people won’t have the…

The phrase “invisible illness” is a complicated one. It has a use, of course – it is incredibly important to acknowledge how society expects disability to be something obvious, Other, and easily identified. The idea behind invisible illnesses is that many people suffer from illnesses and disabilities silently, without the support they need, because they…

With the roll-out of the NDIS, Participants and their families have started to shop around for services. Gone are the days where Participants will attend a service full-time. This has been replaced by Participants wishing to access a number of services for shorter periods over the week and weekend. Through information sessions, expos and discussions…

On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May, the PossABLE Expo, hosted by IDEAS (Information on Disability Education and Awareness Services), took place in Albury to prepare the Ovens, Murray, Murrumbidgee and Riverina regions for the roll-out of the NDIS. What is PossABLE? The PossABLE Expos began in 2013. They were introduced to give people with disabilities, their…

Why should age, mobility issues or any disability be an obstacle to people who wish to travel and enjoy the good things in life? According to Melissa James, founder and CEO of Inclusive Tourism, it shouldn’t. “Take the baby boomers for example. They’re retiring and it’s estimated 40% of them will have some sort of…

With the generous support of the Disability Services Commissioner, Clickability is about to launch a pilot program for our first ever reply-paid postal review form. Each of our Victorian subscribers will be sent copies of the new printed review forms to give to potential reviewers, who can then post the review to our office free…

I’m old, really old. I turn fifty this year.  My older friends will roll their eyes and look at me with an annoyed expression when I say this – but believe me, I am old. Especially when it comes to technology. If you’re my age and an average Australian, have you ever tried to program…

At Clickability, we’re hearing from various stakeholders about long waiting lists for everything from support coordination to allied health. Why is this happening when we know that there’s so much demand that organisations can’t possibly meet it? My guess is either resistance to change, the ego-driven belief that it makes the organisation look good, or…

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