Aine Healy & Piers Gooding- 19 Stories

Aine in a red cap & Piers in a blue jumper
Aine Healy & Piers Gooding

Awaiting Quality Captions

The 19 Stories Project tells the story of 19 individual Australians living full lives in their communities. The project explored what it means for people with disabilities to be “socially included”, and what it means to exercise the right to live independently and be included in the community. This right is set out in Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The materials are publicly available – – to serve as a resource for people with disabilities, families, professionals, academics, students and policymakers. Themes include employment, housing, family, the NDIS, ageing, education, travel and play.The website contains:
– Videos and articles sharing stories of the many ways Australians with disabilities belong and contribute to their communities;
– A list of themes, in the words of storytellers and their supporters, which draw out what it is that makes for a good life in community;
– a review of current scholarship on achieving social inclusion for people with disabilities in Australia;
– a discussion of the lessons that the stories might bring for policy and practice; and links and resources related to social inclusion.

Aine Healy

Aine is changemaker who spends her time working on making the world a more inclusive place. She’s headed up advocacy for the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, worked for a range of NFPs in the disability sector and loves making things accessible – movements, policies, info, comms & beyond. She’s the founder of IDEAS INFO ACTION, a little organisations that works on the things that matter and currently the CEO of the Attitude Foundation.

Dr Piers Gooding

Doctor Gooding has a research background in law, history and political sciences. His research interests include disability justice in the broad sense of economic, social and political equality for people with disabilities. His research focuses specifically on mental health law, supported decision-making and access to justice for people with intellectual disabilities, with a special focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


Follow Aine Healy on Twitter 

Follow Piers Gooding on Twitter