Madonna King: Reducing funds that support the NDIS is selfish, self-serving and retrograde – The New Daily (Madonna King | )

Ableism written on a brick wall

It was a simple plea from a father on Twitter this week that throws a spotlight on the daily fight those with a disability still are forced to wage.

The NDIS has been a game-changer and has transformed the lives of so many Australians who live with a disability.  Its creation is something Australians can be thoroughly proud about.  The noise being made about cost-cutting is utterly disgusting.  In Gary’s case the scheme has enabled him to remain active, busy and making a contribution to society.

Hello @Ticketek_AU, he wrote, you have yet again made it impossible to easily book wheelchair accessible seating for upcoming @HeatBBL games. When will you fix this?

It happened every year, he said. “Why make it so hard for people with a disability to interact with you when everyone else can do it easily?’’

A simple question that should never have to be asked.

Yet those with a disability, living out each day, still have to navigate uneven footpaths, narrow doorways, inhospitable – and even downright rude – commentary.

The NDIS has been a game-changer and has transformed the lives of so many Australians who live with a disability.  Its creation is something Australians can be thoroughly proud about.  The noise being made about cost-cutting is utterly disgusting.  In Gary's case the scheme has enabled him to remain active, busy and making a contribution to society.

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