Hello I’m John McKenna, I enjoy having a conversation on the many aspects of disability.

I welcome the views from individuals, family members, Government representatives and professionals working in the disability sector.

I live in Melbourne Australia and have a disability known as Arthrogryposis since birth.

An electric wheelchair is my mode of transport, so naturally I have many views around the challenges this presents to me.

My professional area of interest is working with people who have intellectual disabilities and their families.

Past and current projects

  • Running focus groups with prisoners who have an intellectual disability
  • Advocating for & with families and individuals who have individual support funding packages from the Goverment
  • Develop peer support groups for people with disabilities


John Mckenna

Contact me by mobile on 0419 877 712 or e-mail below

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P.O Box 540
Glen Huntly 3163
Victoria Australia

Email: <john@betteraccess.com.au>

8 comments on “About
  1. Richard says:

    Hi John

    Good to see your new site John, and, looking forward to seeing the way it comes together!


  2. Geoff Donovan says:

    Fantastic site John. I share your committment and passion to ensure “every Australian counts”. Keep up your great work, your contribution to the sector is so worthwhile. I look forward to the Tuesday bullitens! Regards, Geoff

  3. Gail says:

    Well done John (Macca) thanks for inviting me into this space. It’s great to hear views and commentary on recent initiatives and issues that we ALL should care about. Keep up the great work! Best wishes, Gail

  4. Jennifer Hallinan says:

    Hi John. It was a pleasure meeting you at Carex today. I am from Smart Seating and you spoke with Andy at some length about our Revolution Chair. We will have a sample sent to you shortly and as per your e-mail, we hope it improves the lives of those living with a disability. You’re doing fantastic work and keep it up!

  5. Milly Parker says:

    Hey Macka
    Good to see you today!!
    Just signed up told you I would!!
    Lets make sure we get together soon.
    Take care mate

  6. Jennifer Hallinan says:

    Hi John
    We just saw you write up on the Revolution chair. Thanks! Your description really speaks to those who would need such a product.
    We are currently updating our website and were hoping to use part of your write up. Do we have your permission to do so? Regards

  7. NaomiA says:

    Hi John
    Great blog! I hope you don’t mind if I link you to my site under Blogs we Like…

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