News Tag: Volunteer

A guy working from wheelchair on some wood.

Excitement comes after a disappointment

After yesterday’s disappointing news, we received a terrific input of money this morning.  I hope to be able to share some details about that soon.

So some work commenced today:

Coding the other sections of the platform.
Producing the introducing video inspired by our logo.
Production of a comprehensive marketing plan.
Recording a message to go with our telephone message bank.

To say we are excited to have this work underway would be a MASSIVE understatement.   All of sudden, what felt like an impossible musing, is starting to become a reality.

The hand of someone in a wheelchair brushing through grass.

Our webinars

This is our plan for future webinars that will be conducted by  These events will last one hour, will be open and free for members of the platform, will be recorded for posting on the web site and will be conducted on a monthly basis.

A man in a wheelchair looks up at a tall flight of stairs

Onto the next challenge

Today, we have finished work on the Discussion Sheet about PDFs (including the use of copying and printing protection, as well as the use of redaction).  Now we’re moving on to the sheet about Copy Protection. This series is written for all members regardless of whether they are on an incubator, gigging, hobby, volunteer or lobby arc.

A man in a wheelchair sitting at a desk in an office, using a mobile phone with other people blurred in the background

New resources and policies

This weekend, we’re continuing our work on the resources for members and governance policies.  Our deep desire for the platform is to support members to earn some extra money through establishing a small or micro business, or by monetising a hobby.  We will do that with a combination of:

A resource library that combines in-house produced material and links to external useful material.
Mentors who are experienced business people who live with a disability.
An internal peer discussion board for sharing and encouragement.
A series of webinars with great guest speakers
People can join the platform for $400 (expressions of interest open now) and remain a member for $90. This would be payable through the NDIS, EFT or credit card

Smiling senior man partway up a stairlift

Discussion sheets

This week we finished a discussion sheet about writing, publishing and promoting eBook.  We have just started work about electronic signatures.  There will be around twenty sheets in the Resource Library for members.  These are custom resources written specifically for Australians who live with a disability. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur, a gister, a hobbyist, a lobbyist or a community volunteer, the Discussion Sheet (EDS) series is one of the advantages of membership.

Wheelchair basketballer lines up a shot, while another player tries to block him.

We currently have a library of 131 quality disability images to use across the site

Using the great shutterstock platform, we have thus far compiled 131 quality disability images for use on this site and in our custom materials.

In other news, we keep working on our registration with the NDIS.

Yesterday, we drafted a piece for a THC newsletter and tomorrow we are being interviewed by Carers Queensland/The NDIS for a piece they will be publishing.  

We hope to have some exciting funding news soon.

A man sitting in a wheelchair at a table gives another seated smiling man a high five

eBook discussion sheet

Today, Gary has started work on a discussion sheet about producing an ebook. This will provide users of with tips and strategies to turn their great idea into an e-book.  The sheet covers software, formatting, publishing through Amazon books and more.  Another great resource for users of the platform.

Greyscale cartoon of a man in a wheelchair greeting a skyline with raised hands. Written below is "World without barriers".

A new board member

We are thrilled to announce Hayam Hammad AIPA AFA has joined the board.  She has considerable experience in the disability entrepreneurship sphere, brings fantastic enthusiasm and knowledge to the role and she is from a CALD background.

"It's a deal". A woman in a wheelchair, shakes the hand of another woman over a desk

New web host is live!

We are excited to report that is now all uploaded to our new server.  You shouldn’t notice any differences except the load speed will be faster and it will cope better with streaming videos.  Today Gary also met with the THC research team to discuss his other passion, human research ethics.