Listening to a podcast is a great alternative way to learn something new or hear stories from experts in the disability sector. Below you will find a list of podcasts that you may find interesting.
Choice and Control – Des Ryan
In this episode we meet Des Ryan, a champion for access, inclusion and employment for people with disability and recently elected Chair of the Queenslanders with Disability Network.
Des is working on Community Solutions’ Regional Advantage project. The initiative is building employment opportunities for people with disability by working with employers to break down myths about workers with disability, show the many benefits staff with disability can bring a business, and celebrate great examples of inclusion in the workforce.
The project is supported by an NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacility Building (ILC) Economic Participation of People with Disability Grant.
Des is also the long-time organiser of Rockhampton’s annual (COVID permitting) Accessible Pub Crawl, when a team of people with disability, community leaders and health and disability sector workers spend a night on the tiles for a practical test of the region’s accessibility.
If you have a story you think we should feature on Choice and Control, please contact our enquiries line on 1300 999 636, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download the transcript for this episode: https://carersqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Choice-and-Control-2.4-Para-Ice-Hockey-transcript.pdf
- Queenslanders With Disability Network: https://qdn.org.au/
- The Regional Advantage project: https://communitysolutions.org.au/regional-advantage/
- More information about the Accessible Pub Crawl: https://capricornenterprise.com.au/events/the-2019-accessible-pub-crawl/
- Choice and Control on the Carers Qld website: https://carersqld.com.au/choice-and-control-podcast/
A Tribute to Dianne Toohey
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. It is a tribute to Di and all that she has achieved during her time at SUFY.
You can download the full transcript of the podcast by clicking on the below links:
Ideas.org.au provides a great list of podcasts covering a range of different topics related to living with a disability. Click the link to be taken to the ideas.org.au podcast page.