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Accessibility Tools

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Highlighted since the start of COVID-19, concerns about domestic and family violence have grown. This article has telephone contacts, Apps and web resources to help you or someone you know who is vulnerable to domestic or family violence.

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During the pandemic, we have seen many changes to the way we live our daily lives. COVID-19 has improved accessibility and inclusion for those with a disability in Australia. 

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Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett released new guidelines in August 2020 to support the rights of people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic today.

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These tools can assist a person with disability if they need to go to the hospital. These documents have been developed to help frontline healthcare staff understand the needs of the person with disability when they present to the hospital. Read through and decide the best option for you, then complete the information for your needs.

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Feeling overwhelmed? Is all the information giving you a headache? Is your nutrition and exercise routine the first thing to go when life gets a little bizarre? That is where IDEAS quick tips to maintaining healthy habits during COVID-19 shines.

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We are living in tough and trying times. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a profound impact on our day to day lives, and we are all experiencing heightened anxiety, confusion and isolation. It’s okay not to be okay.

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The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability (Disability Royal Commission) has released several Issue papers in recent months. 

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People with disability are more likely to be 'transport disadvantaged'. In a pandemic, this reality has been amplified. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the government has asked people to use public transport less.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, wearing a face mask is now mandatory or strongly recommended in some situations and some places. However, in some situations, wearing a face mask will not be appropriate for people with some disabilities, physical or mental health conditions. 

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COVID and lockdown fatigue is real. We are all feeling a bit overwhelmed right now and it is easy, especially in the context of working from home, or not being able to work and having to manage home learning and our moods as well as keep up with the day to day changes. Here are some tips to practice and maintain self-care.