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It is vitally important that the voices of people with disability are prioritised during the Disability Royal Commission. Pieces written or produced by members of the public with disability can be found here.

The blog posts do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of People with Disability Australia (PWDA). Blog posts are contributed by individual people with disability in response to our call for pitches, and lightly edited by our Communications team. PWDA disclaims any liability for the accuracy and sufficiency of the information in these blog posts, excluding any editor’s notes that may be added.

Our Voice
Three face masks hanging from the dashboard of a car.

Supporting our support workers

Interacting with people while infected with COVID-19 may become unavoidable if the person has no alternative arrangements. For many disabled people, isolation is not an option, writes Claudia Forsberg.

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Welcome to my world

Disabled people are not employed to speak for ourselves. We are rarely in leadership positions which allow us to drive the debate about what disabled people need during natural disasters. The truth is, we are being ignored, as usual, despite the efforts of some...

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Black stencil art of a medical mask and the word

When the Government asked people to wear masks, there was no consideration given to those who are hard of hearing

There is a shared frustration, a sense of déjà vu, among people with disabilities, every time we have to remind people to be more considerate of our needs. How many times must it be said: ‘Nothing about us, without us?’ writes Charbel Zada.

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A white woman wearing a wool jumper, beanie, glasses and a black face mask, sits on a front porch with a box of groceries, holding up packets of toilet rolls.

Challenge rejected! 5 isolation challenges of a COVID-19 high-risker

I am bursting to talk about what my friends and I need during the pandemic. However, the opportunities for me to speak out have been fewer than usual and I am being shouted down for my views more loudly, writes Charlie Park.

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