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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Housing crises in the UK for disabled people
Can-Do-Ability: Housing crises in the UK for disabled peopleMost houses in the UK are upstairs-downstairs and for a wheelchair user or someone with mobility issues, stairs are impossible.

A lot of the bathrooms are also upstairs, front doors and corridors ... More >>

Self-Harm myth busted
Can-Do-Ability: Self-Harm myth bustedSelf-harm is a hard behaviour to watch people go through as you can see that there is a lot of underlying emotional pain that the person is going through and the self harming gives a release to that ... More >>
Some people are just SICK
Can-Do-Ability: Some people are just SICKI found this quite disturbing article that has people is social media making fun of those with a disability.

Whether it be in person or on the net, there is no stopping the judgements of those ‘more’ ... More >>

Together a Difference is Made
Can-Do-Ability: Together a Difference is MadeWhilst trolling the internet to find a story to write about, I stumbled upon this photo of a blind man carrying a paralysed man on his back. The photo was taken by Tancrede Dumas circa. 1889.

You ... More >>

Kanye West bloops big time
Can-Do-Ability: Kanye West bloops big timeAnd the most embarrassing behaviour award goes to… Kanye West!

At a concert Kanye declared he would not sing until everyone stood up!

Two people in the audience remained sitting. Kanye stopped ... More >>

Companion Card
Can-Do-Ability: Companion CardFor years I have been needing to get myself a Companion Card as my carer can get in at a cheaper price or for free when I go to the movies, the tennis or man other events.

Most times the attendants ... More >>

Getting Married
Can-Do-Ability: Getting MarriedFrom time to time mother’s express their hope to me. The hope is that their disabled son or daughter will find a partner who can love them, respect them and work with them as my husband works with me.

Right ... More >>

AXIS turns 25
Can-Do-Ability: AXIS turns 25AXIS is a dance company of able bodied dancers and dancers in wheelchairs. AXIS has been wowing audiences for 25 years and has shown that a wheelchair can be used as part of dance and not seen as a ... More >>
Diesels Model Jillian Mercado
Can-Do-Ability: Diesels Model Jillian MercadoJillian Mercado is a fashion designer and loves it. Having been born and bred in LA, she went to fashion school at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Jillian new she may not be accepted in the ... More >>

Disabled Fashion Models
Can-Do-Ability: Disabled Fashion ModelsHow is fashion clothing made for people with disabilities? It’s not considered at all.

I have always loved buying clothing that is fashionable but there are times when I am utterly frustrated.

Pants ... More >>

iFly Downunder
Can-Do-Ability: iFly DownunderOne thing I have had on my ‘bucket list’ for ages is to go Skydiving. I have wanted to do this for many years but it has always been out of my reach. There was a skydiving group running out of Penrith ... More >>
Jobs disABILITY Attitudes Self Belief
Can-Do-Ability: Jobs disABILITY Attitudes Self BeliefOn INSIGHT on Tuesday night, there was a discussion on whether people with a disability on DSP should be working. It was a discussion that has come about due to the government wanting to get as many ... More >>
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