International Day of People with Disabilities 2023

For almost 60 years, Churchill Fellows have sought innovative ideas to benefit Australians with disabilities from all backgrounds. On International Day of People with Disabilities we reflect on the Churchill Fellows who have, and continue to drive positive change and empowerment across Australia. Find out more about just some of the Churchill Fellows who have learned globally to share their knowledge locally.

Some news stories ...

Opening eyes on disability employment

Donna Purcell from NSW who is blind, ventured across the world to visit twenty-two of the world's biggest companies to find out what they're doing to lead on disability employment. Some of the big names Donna visited included Microsoft, HSBC, Loreal, Nestle, Louis Vuitton

Amputees deserve a leg up - Churchill Fellow shares findings from Europe

Heather Batten recently went to eight countries in Europe on her Churchill Fellowship to to learn ways to improve the lives of Australians with an amputation.

Churchill Fellow explores accessibility to public toilets and inclusion

Churchill Fellow Katherine Webber travelled to the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands and Germany, where she researched taboos, design, policy and legal barriers regarding access and inclusion to public toilets.

Innovative prosthetic design for advances in healthcare : new report

Rami Al-Dirini releases his new report with potential benefits for athletes, the elderly, people with osteoarthritis, diabetics, wheelchair users, and bedridden patients.

​​Don’t miss this information session in 2024! Community (inclusion and accessibility)

Thinking about applying for a Churchill Fellowship in 2024? To inspire your application for the 2024 Churchill Fellowship round, the Churchill Trust, in partnership with our Churchill Fellows, will be delivering virtual information sessions throughout February 2024.

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