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Tara Lloyd – Dora and the lost city acting debut

Tara Lloyd has wanted to be a Hollywood actress since she was a schoolgirl. Now she’s both – the Brisbane 19-year-old is making her big-screen debut in school scenes in Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold. The film, based on the popular Latina character Dora the Explorer from the Nickelodeon adventure cartoon, was shot at Warner Bros. Movie World and at high schools at the Gold Coast. Tara’s mother Louise Lloyd said she was proud of her fun-loving and creative daughter, who has Down syndrome. “When we found out her diagnosis at birth, we said, ‘We’re going to

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Microsoft Interview

Steven Worrall, Managing Director at Microsoft Australia interviews the Getaboutable team, winners of the Microsoft AI for Accessibility Challenge.

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Life in a wheelchair – Elaine’s story

Accepting I needed to use a wheelchair was a big obstacle to overcome. A few years after her diagnosis of MS, Elaine had to come to terms with using a wheelchair. In this inspirational guest blog she discusses her own journey of acceptance, the reaction of others, and the positive and negative sides of life in a wheelchair. The stark truth is that, unless you spend time in a wheelchair, it’s impossible to know how it affects every aspect of your life. People who have been forced to use a wheelchair, albeit temporarily, all say the same thing: “I never realised

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8 Tips To Make Travel In A Wheelchair By Plane Easier

Travel in a wheelchair can be a stressful experience. Making your flight on time, maneuvering through the airport, and wrestling your luggage is hard for anyone. 1.  Arrive early All travelers are encouraged to get to the airport about three hours ahead of an international flight and two hours ahead of a domestic flight. But when traveling in a wheelchair, you should get there even earlier. A metal chair can take more time to get through security. And if you have bags of medical supplies or medications to search or check, that may add even more time. 2.  Take your seat cushion with

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