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My “About” is brief so you have more time to read my post.

I’ve had my disability since birth it’s called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital, Google it if you want, but in a nutshell it’s all about twisted limbs and lots of corrective surgery as a child.

I live in Melbourne Australia and use an electric wheelchair for mobility.

Career wise I have had a great mix of jobs in the Corporate/Government environments and also the not-for-profit sector.

Surprise surprise, most of my work has been disability related, with a particular interest in working people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

The purpose for me having this blog is to share information that I believe needs to get out there.

Reviewing disruptive technology and services that empowers people with disabilities is something I’m very passionate about.

After reading my posts you will soon get a feel that my writing style which is short and sharp and easy to understand.

Some of my favourite words are “empowerment, assertiveness, respect, risk-taking and advocacy”

We are empowered when informed.


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  1. Hi John

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


  2. Geoff Donovan Geoff Donovan

    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 Gail

    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 Jennifer Hallinan

    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 Milly Parker

    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 Jennifer Hallinan

    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

    • John John

      No problems whatsoever Jenny, thanks are making the time to comment.

  7. 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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