News Tag: Tilting at Blazing Windmills

On a white background the words "SEE THE PERSON not the disability"

Our student interns and our next Executive Team meeting

The development work for the platform is supported by two great students from the Griffith Business School who are undertaking important tasks for us:

(i) @Kianna Lowe – Kianna has been recently reviewing our discussion sheets, drafting some new ones and identifying some people who might be useful webinar speakers or blog post authors; and

(ii) @Gabrielle Wilson – Gabrielle has been writing a report on what we will need to do to secure NDIA registration.

Our Executive Team (CEO Dr Gary Allen and Chairperson Gerard Nelson) will next be meeting on Friday 7 July.  Kianna and Gabrielle will be attending this meeting.

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A terrific week ahead

This week, we are meeting with the Rivercity Labs (this arose from our engagement with BDO and PMI) to chat about disability entrepreneurship and the platform.  We are also meeting with the incredibly impressive Janine Shepherd to discuss the logistics of the presentation she is delivering for us (the idea being that we use that free event to promote the platform and the work that we are doing).

The team is really looking forward to these discussions and are excited by how things are shaping up.

We will be back in touch with further details as the arrangements are nailed down.  Oh and did we say we were excited.

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Intrigued by a recent resource item?

Have you been interested in a resource item that we have recently posted to our resource library?  Are you an Australian who lives with a disability?  Or are you a carer of a disabled Australian?  Or do you have an established interest in disability in Australia?

If so, you are probably eligible to join the platform for free as a Bronze member.  As a Bronze member of the platform you will be able to access most of the resource items in our library.

A link to a form you can complete to register your interest in becoming a Bronze member is below.  If you have any questions about Bronze membership contact us at [email protected] or phone us at 0436 480 769.

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750 more images

We have purchased 750 more images to use across the website and our various areas of activity.

These are currently being sorted into categories and named/tagged for ease of use.

Our plan is that we will use these images on the website, in future editions of Tilting at Blazing Windmills, in our emails, in our presentations and our other activity.

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Monthly Blog

Yesterday, we produced the first edition of our monthly blog posts. This edition was to welcome our pilot testers. 

Members of the platform will receive new editions every month. This will be a combination of content produced by members of the Advisory Board and guests. This will cover important, interesting, and inspiring topics relating to disability entrepreneurial topics. 

If you know an Australian who lives with a disability, who you think might be interested in the platform, encourage them to email us at [email protected] or phone us on 0436 480 769…

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Resource items

There are currently 81 great items in the Resource Library –  All of them handpicked by our team (that includes experienced business people who live with a disability, scholars and our Chairperson) for Australian entrepreneurs who live with a disability.

This includes 21 Discussion Sheets – 3-6 pages of practical hints and tips written especially for our members.

We are currently adding one resource and one sheet per day, including one Living Well item per week…

A graphic of a woman in a wheelchair and a windmill with the blades on fire with the words "TILTING AT BLAZING WINDMILLS"

Masthead for our newsletter

Every quarter, we will be sending a newsletter to members via email. The title of this publication will be ‘Tilting at Blazing Windmills’. 

The Quitoxic title owes much to Gary’s affinity to the Don Quixote story, as well as its links to the excellent Sorkin series The Newsroom. 

We commissioned the masthead through a Fiverr Pro. We are delighted with what he came up with. We would value your thoughts as well. 

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Signing off on drafts

Yesterday, Gary signed off on drafts produced by our artist and animator. This included:

(i) The animation that will serve as an ad for our YouTube.

(ii) The masthead for the ‘Tilting at blazing windmills’~.

(iii) The animation about the areas of work and the type of service the platform will cater for…