Here are a range of videos and podcasts from QDN and our allies sharing information on topics of interest to people with disability. We have also created a series of videos and podcasts which tell the QDN story.
The Peer Support Hot Topics group talk about the importance of being prepared for a disaster and the work they did around the Person-Centered Emergency Preparedness.
QDNY youth group finds out the why, what, and where for COVID-19 vaccinations. Troy Hakala from Metro South Health was the guest speaker and presented information around COVID vaccinations including the different strains of COVID, how it spreads and ways to protect yourself.
Introducing Dave Conway, our Targeted Outreach Local Champion in Mackay. In this video he explains how the NDIS has impacted his life and what he believes his role is as a Local Champion.
Dianne (Di) Toohey retired from Speak up for Yourself (SUFY) after 26 years, and has successfully contributed to advocacy in Queensland and beyond in that time.
Hear from Nance Haxton, The Wandering Journo, as she brings together a range of people to share their reflection on SUFY, Di's work and the importance of independent advocacy in the lives of people with a disability.
Uncle Willie shares his story of being removed from his family and community as a young child, growing up in institutions, and finding independence, a career, and a place for his voice in the disability community. You can visit the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland here. And you can find out more about kuril dhagun here. Uncle Willie's former workplace, kuril dhagun is the State Library of Queensland's hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, collections, learning and engagement.
Music, theatre, cabaret... there's nothing like a night out with some live entertainment. If you're in Brisbane, the Undercover Artists Festival from September 16 to 18 is a fantastic opportunity. Not only is it fully accessible, with Auslan interpretations and audio descriptions, but every act features people with disability, and the whole festival is disability-led.
To find out what's coming up and what that means, in this episode we're talking to festival director Madeleine Little
This year we not only had the excitement of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, we found out that Brisbane will be the host city in 2032.
It's a great opportunity to boost the profile of parasport of all kinds and at all levels, and to get new sporting facilities with the very best accessibility built in.
In this episode we talk about preparations for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games, and some of the opportunities and challenges along the way.
We'll hear from Paralympians Bridie Keen and Ella Sabiljak, head coach of the Australian Paralympic swimming team Brendan Burkett, and Dr Iain Dutia, a parasport classifier and researcher specialising in athletes with high support needs.
Employment isn't just money in the bank: it's a social connection, recognition for your talent and hard work, and the satisfaction of a job well done.
Dr Gary Allen is the founder of Enabled.VIP, a business incubator built around the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs with disability.
He knows a thing or two about business: his research ethics consultancy has worked around the world including contracts in far flung places like Lithuania and Kazakhstan.
Dr Allen says Australia has some catching up to do when it comes to people with disability’s involvement in employment and entrepreneurship.