Making the Unseen Visible
Inequitable access within healthcare not only disadvantages those delivering care but also our patients. 2020 saw the exponential rise of digital accessibility. Tutorials, work activities and health appointments were suddenly possible via all forms of digital platforms. We rejoiced at the convenience of seeing our GP via telehealth, lamented at the clunkiness of systems and raged at why this wasn’t possible before. Now on the back of the explosive results of the ongoing Disability Royal Commission and COVID-19, join us as we explore disability, accessibility and how you can make your practice more inclusive.
Nas Campanella is the ABC’s Disability Affairs Reporter. Nas is totally blind and lives with a neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) which means she can’t read Braille. After completing a Communications degree at the University of Technology Sydney, majoring in journalism she started with the ABC as a cadet. Nas has worked as a regional reporter in south eastern New South Wales and then as a triple j newsreader for seven years. In taking on this role, Nas became the first blind newsreader in the world to read and operate the studio for herself live to air. In 2020 she was appointed to the senior national Disability Affairs role.