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Find subject related resources, websites and information compiled by your friendly librarians

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

This guide will help you locate resources about  a wide range of topics relating to the area of disability including person centred planning, social inclusion, human and legal rights, advocacy, types of disability and much more.

Use the page tabs above to find relevant online and library resources.

  • On the Shelves - will help you find resources in the Library
  • eResources - access to online journals and lots more
  • Websites - a collection of relevant websites
  • In the Media - newspapers, news sites, TV shows and RSS feeds
  • Research Help - covers research skills, referencing, plagiarism and more

Guide editor: Lesley Mackay - TAFE NSW Library. Phone: 4421 9835
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HOW THE NDIS WORKS

NOT TO BE MISSED!

Defiant Lives
The protest of power and disability activism : "It's not as sexy as gay rights or climate change"

A new Australian documentary, Defiant Lives, traces the history of disability rights at home and abroad, with the aim of challenging the movement's erasure. Article from The Guardian Australian edition.

Shaping our future

 

The Australian Human Rights Commission has recently released Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin’s findings from the National “Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights” Consultations. More information is available via the link https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights/projects/disability-discrimination-commissioner-national-consultations

The videos provide some useful insights.

QUICK LINKS TO ONLINE VIDEOS

To watch a video, click on a title below.

Access for students and staff - TAFE Illawarra only. Enter your TAFE username and password.

Video summaries and more titles are on the ClickView eVideos guide. Teacher notes are available for most videos. Click on the PDF icon 

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Anh's bru
sh with fame : Kurt Fearnley   

Anh Do's guest is inspirational five-time Paralympian Kurt Fearnley. Anh tries to capture his 'never say die' attitude. ABC Broadcast date 24/5/2017. Duration 30 mins.

BECOMING SUPERHUMAN


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Becoming superhuman Part 1

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a biomedical engineer. Riley Saban is a 13-year-old kid with cerebral palsy. Together they develop extraordinary, cutting edge technology that gives young Riley superhuman powers. (Part 1 of 2) ABC. Broadcast date 24.5.2016. Duration 27 mins. 

Becoming superhuman Part 2

Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen continues his quest to change the life of 13-year-old Riley. In Part 2 they want to push the boundaries of cutting edge technology to see if Riley can drive a car. ABC. Broadcast date 31.5.2016. Duration 28 mins.

  https://www.gigbuddiessydney.org/

Gig Buddies (7.30)  Volunteers in Sydney accompany people with disabilities to entertainment venues and events.

ONLINE INFO - Start here!

Online info to get you going.

Other websites are found at the WEBSITES tab

NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR LOAN

Latest resources on Disabilities - borrow now or ask for an interlibrary loan.

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INTERACTION ONLINE JOURNAL

Read these full-text journals online - To search for articles on specific topics, use the database search links on this page.

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.

Pop-Ability

The world’s first-ever pop girl group with disabilities, 'The Sisters of Invention', is about to launch a music video that could change the face of pop music forever.

Watch Episode 1 HERE.

Available on ABC iView until 31st August 2019

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry

JEREMY THE DUD ON FACEBOOK


Jeremy the Dud is a comedy set in a world where everyone has a disability, and those that don't are treated with the same prejudice, stigma and condescending attitudes people with disabilities face in our own society. Proudly presented by GenU - genu.org.au
Produced by Robot Army