Can-Do-Ability: Answers and Solutions from my personal experiences of living with a disability


Hi, my name is Martha. I work for NOVA Employment, which is an Australian Government funded organisation that helps people with disabilities find employment. I’m in a wheelchair & I like to aim high and achieve my goals. I also want to help others with disabilities conquer their dreams by sharing my experiences and giving people a voice to share their hurdles and wins.

Feel free to comment on anything I have written or ask me a question & I will try my best to help you out!

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Tying Shoelaces a thing of the past
Can-Do-Ability: Tying Shoelaces  a thing of the pastIf you are like me you probably curse shoelaces every time you have to do them up. As a small child I was taught how to do my shoelaces up by leaning against the corner of the wall so my left arm stays ... More >>
Mindful Journeys with Aldo
Can-Do-Ability: Mindful Journeys with AldoEarlier this year, in May, I wrote about the Perfect Reject and how these adorable toys were breaking down barriers for people with disabilities by showing that these ‘different’ toys were still special ... More >>
Beautiful Works of Art
Can-Do-Ability: Beautiful Works of ArtYou know when someone says ‘that’s impossible!’, the we normally try harder to prove that we can do it right!

Well, if I told you that the picture you see on the right of this page was produced using ... More >>

Carbon Black
Can-Do-Ability: Carbon BlackFor you guys who are old enough, do you remember ‘Kit’ from ‘Knightrider’?

Well… I think I just found the wheelchair alternative!!

This beautiful looking wheelchair look really special. Made ... More >>

Demerit Points for Parking in Disabled Parking Space Illegally
Can-Do-Ability: Demerit Points for Parking in Disabled Parking Space IllegallyFinally, harsher penalties are being set for those who illegally park in disabled parking spaces. Now people will lose demerit points off their licence as well as have to pay a hefty fine of $519 if ... More >>
KISA Phones
Can-Do-Ability: KISA PhonesFinally, some very wise people have created a phone for the Visually Impaired and elderly who cannot use the everyday phone.

The everyday phone that is on the market assumes you can use a touch screen.

The ... More >>

Down Syndrome leads to early onset Alzheimers
Can-Do-Ability: Down Syndrome leads to early onset AlzheimersI recently read an article that has made me so sad. Apparently people who have Down Syndrome face the onset of Alzheimer’s at about the age of 50.

Not only is it a challenge for a person with Down ... More >>

Nodding Syndrome
Can-Do-Ability: Nodding SyndromeI recently heard about this really devastating syndrome on the radio and it made me very sad that in Uganda, Nodding Syndrome has taken hold of young children and ruined their lives.

What starts ... More >>

Outsider Art
Can-Do-Ability: Outsider ArtOutsider Art is a phrase that has be coined to encapsulate those artists who have produced art without any formal training. The producers of this art are normally people with a disability who have used ... More >>
Movember Foundation
Can-Do-Ability: Movember FoundationMovember started back in 2003 by 40 men in Melbourne. Movember is now a global phenomenon. Raising money and awareness in the area of men’s health!

Movember gets people talking about men’s health. ... More >>

The Elbee
Can-Do-Ability: The ElbeeAbout 15 to 20 years ago Australia had a bike for people in wheelchairs to use. It was called the Nippi and you did not need a licence to drive it!!

The Nippi also had a tendency of tipping ... More >>

No drivers licence no Optus mobile phone if you are blind
Can-Do-Ability: No drivers licence no Optus mobile phone if you are blindI have often had a lot of trouble in getting a mobile phone plan because I do no have a drivers licence or a credit rating. I often have to get plans in my husband’s name and before that my dad’s name.

It ... More >>

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