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Inform issue 27 – Autumn 2019

In this issue of Inform we celebrate the art of movement and the personal significance it holds for everyone. We also chat to Ryan, a wheelchair user who offers his advice on how to plan the night out.

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16 informonline.org.au Interview Podcast Recommendations Ouch: Disability Talk Ouch: Disability Talk is hosted by the BBC. It has gone through a number of iterations, but with more than 150 episodes in its back catalogue, Ouch: Disability Talk is a treasure trove of information and stories from the disability communities. How important is it that people with disabilities have the space to tell their own stories in their own words? It’s incredibly important. It’s the only way we will be able to change the misconceptions that still exist of what it means to be disabled. It enables the chance for stereotypes to be eliminated instead of reinforced. What was the experience of producing 'We've Got This' like for you? The experience was life changing. That may sound dramatic, but it’s actually completely honest. It enabled me to learn more about myself as a disabled woman, and parent and gave me such invaluable skills and experience. I felt very empowered by the ABC to make the series that I had envisioned and for that I am very grateful. Also, I made lifelong friends with the other parents that I interviewed so that is a bonus! And, finally, do you have any podcast recommendations? • Alice Wong’s Disability Invisibility Podcast • BBC Ouch Disability Podcast • I love listening to Oprah Super Soul podcast (I can’t believe I am admitting to this) • Radio National Life Matters You can find 'We've Got This' wherever you listen to podcasts or on the ABC Radio National Life Matters website. Abnormally Funny People Abnormally Funny People is a group of standup comedians of all abilities based in the UK. Hosts Simon Minty and Steve Best, along with a rotating cast of guests, review ‘disability products’. Most are awful, some are useful, and all are hilarious. It’s mostly created for comedy purposes, but occasionally they hit upon a genuinely useful item, so there’s every chance you’ll also find it informative. The Accessible Stall In this chat show best friends and hosts Kyle Khachadurian and Emily Landau discuss all things disability, from the accessibility issues they’ve faced to whether that Nike ad is awesome representation or #inspoporn. The episodes are often peppered with their own funny stories, and they don’t hold back. As hosts they’re both smart, funny and they have great chemistry. This one is definitely worth a listen. Alice Wong’s Disability Invisibility Podcast Hosted by Alice Wong, the Disability Invisibility podcast is a part of the Disability Visibility Project that seeks to create, share and amplify disability media and culture. The podcast features conversations about topics as diverse as mental health and robotics. Recent episodes include Melbourne’s Carly Findlay, a writer, speaker and appearance activist and a conversation about design with co-founder of The Disabled List, Liz Jackson. Inform Podcast Did you know that Inform has a podcast? Released monthly, Inform Podcast is a conversation for people with disabilities, featuring people with disabilities from an Australian perspective. We ask for advice on all the big topics, from finding work to dating, playing sport, navigating the NDIS and more. We also speak with industry experts and other organisations doing good work in the disability space in Australia.

Inform Online informonline.org.au 17 Introducing Inform Online We’re excited to share with you InformOnline.org.au our new disability information hub. Featuring blogs, tips and advice, resources and our podcast episodes, Inform Online is your one stop shop for everything disability. With new articles and resources being uploaded every week, Inform Online aims to provide you with up to date information on a range of topics including accessible travel, work, parenting and what is new across the country. Visit InformOnline.org.au today! Have you got a story you’d like to see featured online? Have you got a tale to tell on our podcast? Let us know at Inform@iagroup.org.au