Accessibility Tools

Image of person with disability riding an adaptive mountain bike fast down a dirt trail.

Due to the barriers facing wheelchair user and others, it can be difficult to connect with nature and access off-road areas for people with a disability. However, the growing sport and leisure activity of adaptive mountain biking is providing a fun and adventurous way to explore these previously unattainable areas.

A young girl sits on the kitchen bench beside the sink. She washes the dishes with her feet.

Learning to help with chores is part of being a family, starting the journey to independence, and learning life skills. Chores develop discipline, teach hygiene, and children grow through responsibility. We talk about tips to help, some resources with insight and also an approximate-age-based list of chores to consider.

An orange background with a blue arrow and the word "toilet"

Providing a safe, accessible place for every group in society to go to the bathroom seems simple, right? Well, why is it such a hot topic in a lot of places around the world? We look further into why gender-neutral bathrooms could be a positive change for all members of society, including someone with a disability and their carer.

Cooked chicken wings served on a plate. To the side are chopsticks and some condiment bowls.

If my entire extended family voted on their favourite recipe, this would be the winner! This recipe is great for feeding a crowd, and if you need to feed an army, you can double or triple the quantities. Kids love them!

A young girl with disability and her teacher share a smile.

Inclusion is a human right. Inclusion in Education is a human right and a legal entitlement (Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act) and is a core component of Education Policy in Australia. We talk about InclusionED supporting teachers and educators to adopt strategies for inclusion.

Woman in wheelchair with back turned. A laptop with another woman on screen holding a book.

This hearing of the Disability Royal Commission is a case study focusing on Sunnyfield disability services and will explore the prevention of exploitation, abuse and neglect of people with disability in disability services.

A woman walks along, in the air behind her trails a red heart shaped balloon.

It’s easy to fall behind in general fitness. You might be recovering from surgery, stuck in a desk job all day, avoiding the cold weather, or just not motivated anymore. Perhaps your doctor has advised you to increase activity. It might be for your heart, overall fitness or help reduce cholesterol levels. You might need to learn to walk again after an accident. No matter where you are at, starting a path to fitness is easy with walking. The Heart Foundation can help you with personalised walking plans.

An image of a car dashboard, close up of the Fuel Gauge, which is showing empty and the fuel indicator light in on.

The costs of petrol and filling up your car can be a big part of your weekly budget. Petrol prices move up and down in regular patterns or cycles. The cheapest and most expensive days to buy petrol can change from cycle to cycle. If a public holiday occurs soon then phases will alter again. Across Australia we are experiencing higher than usual fuel prices at the moment, IDEAS has tips to help you save - every drop counts. 

A woman with a worried look on her face and hand clenched to her jaw is calling someone on a smartphone. Behind her is a damaged car.

This app is a must-have for every Australian as it could help save a life. It is an app that has all the emergency contacts and will contact them when you click the chosen service, Australia's Triple Zero Awareness Working Group has developed the smartphone app for iOS, Android and Windows devices.

A doctor checks the blood pressure of a patient.

Regular health checks can identify any early signs of health issues. Problems that are found early can be treated more effectively. Factors such as age, health, family history and lifestyle choices can determine how often check-ups are required.