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Talented, Cheerful, Indomitable

Wed, 1 December 2021

You’ll rarely see Katie Brookes without a smile and a funny story to tell. She also lives with a severe vision impairment and a rare genetic bone condition, osteopetrosis, which makes her bones brittle. Not that she has let that get in the way of an impressive academic career and rich working life. In this episode of Abelquest, Katie chats to Elaine Wziontek about the latest print technology for the vision impaired, and what drives her rare flair for having fun.Katie Brookes

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Leading By Example

Wed, 1 December 2021

Just as the range of experiences of disability is vast, so the stories people tell come in all kinds of unpredictable shapes and colours. For our 5th "We Can All Be Leaders" podcast, Jade Taylor interviews Carly Findlay, a mind-bogglingly talented blogger, activist and author. Wth a loyal and ever growing national and international audience, Carly challenges people's thinking about what it's like to move through the world with a visibly different appearance.Carly findlay

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The Marriage of Object and Creator

Thu, 4 November 2021

The dramatis personae starring in this episode of The Antiques Radio Show range from Winnie The Pooh, to Dr David Livingstone to the father of the gramophone, Emile Berliner. Join popular 2RPH presenter Jolyon Warwick James as he explores the relationship between objects and their creators.Emile Berliner a son bureau

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Pathways and Opportunities

Thu, 4 November 2021

The 2020 Paralympics dazzled and uplifted a COVID-weary world. In this episode, Ablequest delves into the history of the Games and the possibilities open to athletes with a disability. 2RPH presenter Marni Roper speaks to Tim Matthews, a five-time Paralympic medallist who now runs the pathway and opportunity programs at Paralympics Australia.251000   Athletics track 4x400m T46 Stephen Wilson Neil Fuller Tim Matthews Heath Francis interviewed   3b   2000 Sydney media photo 1

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Loveable Humanoids

Tue, 19 October 2021

If you find human faces confusing to read and emotions difficult to deal with – your new best friend could be a nice gentle, patient, well programmed humanoid robot! In this episode of Ablequest, Elaine Wziontek delves into the world of the sophisticated computers being used in therapy settings to transform the lives on children of the autism spectrum. Robot

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Barry Melville In Conversation

Wed, 13 October 2021

For those of you yet to meet our new General Manager Barry Melville, Ablequest presenter Barbara Sullivan has conducted a very thoughtful interview with Barry. It will be available through all our podcast partners next week. IMG 4239 (2)

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Dancing With Disability

Mon, 27 September 2021

Dr Kim Dunphy was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work with dance therapy in the disability field in 2020. Just a few months later her own dance with life and death ended with pancreatic cancer. We pay tribute to her life's work with this repeat of an Ablequest interview by Barbara Sullivan.Kim Dunphy small

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Unlocking the Mind

Wed, 22 September 2021

From her home in the US, Nancy Cleveland, Medical Director of Eye Gaze, talks to Elaine Wziontek about a remarkable assistive technology which enables people who are suffering from 'locked in' syndrome to communicate. Colin lloyd suj3od1uMv8 unsplash

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