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Australian gov’t grants drive raft of start-ups for disabled

Funded by taxpayers, $15bn disability scheme allows advocates to use technology to design services and apps needed.

The Australian government’s $15bn scheme for people with disabilities has resulted in a flurry of hi-tech products for the sector.

And the recipients say these grants have empowered them to invent and tailor-make the services and apps they need.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.