Born with multiple deformities, Robert Hoge’s life story, documented in his memoir Ugly, is anything but, writes Maya Borom.
Gail Watts shares her insight and her son’s story on living with Asperger’s Syndrome – fighting for a fair chance at education and against negative stereotypes.
We speak with Vicki Wilkinson about her efforts to raise awareness and create change for young disabled people forced to live in nursing homes.
Right Now puts technology under the microscope in February.
As humanity merges with ever more advanced machines, we will evolve into a new species that blends human and technological traits – the posthuman. But do new technologies dehumanise us? Scott Arthurson explores what it means to be human.
No media outlet would ever run a story featuring the N word as an adjective. Maddie Smith asks whether the same can be said for disparaging descriptions of mental illness.
Breaking the Chains is both a sad and uplifting look into the rural Indonesian practice of – and response to – pasung, in which shackles are used as a treatment for mental illness, writes Maya Borom.
Phoebe Tay learns about her own culture – Deaf culture – and the similarities and differences amongst Deaf communities around the world.
Sonia Nair reviews John Bartlett’s second novel Estuary, which explores the chasms of the modern Australian character through themes such as indigenous rights, mental health, sexuality and disability.
Nathan Despott and Asher Hirsch argue for a new approach to disability policy in Australia that advances the right to democratic participation for disabled Australians.
Right Now looks at the major parties’ policies on five noteworthy human rights issues of this election. First, disability and indigenous affairs.
Every year, deaf Australians are involuntarily excused from jury service. Chloe Potvin looks at the potential for future law reform that would allow deaf Australians to serve on a jury.