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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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 >>
Google Glass
Can-Do-Ability: Google GlassAs a person with Cerebral Palsy I am extremely frustrated that I cannot take my own photos. I always have to rely on someone else to take the photo for me and it is not always what I would have captured ... More >>
Where is our Focus Robin Williams
Can-Do-Ability: Where is our Focus Robin WilliamsRecently I was watching a few Focus On Ability, NOVA Short Film Entrants, when I read that Robin Williams committed suicide. These things together made me think of the book ‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton ... More >>
The Inspiring Duck that Taught
Can-Do-Ability: The Inspiring Duck that TaughtLemon is one lucky duck and a very handy teacher too.

Lemon was one of four classroom project hatchlings, however, when he hatched it was very clear that he was ‘different’ to the rest.

Lemon ... More >>

Alex McKinnon wants to walk again
Can-Do-Ability: Alex McKinnon wants to walk againAlex was a professional rugby league player until a tackle that left him a quadriplegic in March.

Alex’s determination to recover is so inspiring that he has recovered a lot so far. He has gone ... More >>

Can-Do-Ability: WaitingHave you ever felt as though you have been waiting so long for something that you have altogether lost sight and perspective on what you have been waiting for?

Recently, I was given some rather shocking ... More >>

The Shocking News
Can-Do-Ability: The Shocking NewsAbout a year ago I started experiencing these big muscle spasms in my arms that were very painful and contorted my arms in ways I could not stop. I not only found these ‘attacks’ humiliating, I also ... More >>
Mastering your home blindly
Can-Do-Ability: Mastering your home blindlyNicole C. Kear is the author of a forthcoming memoir called “Now I See You”. The New York times posted a snippet of the book that you can read here: More >>
The trains are on the improve
Can-Do-Ability: The trains are on the improve

Last week I had to travel by train. It was the first train ride I had been on since last year. When the train pulled up there was already a difference in that alternate carriages were marked with ... More >>

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