• IDEAS launches free website to help people with disability during the bushfire crisis

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  • Reflections of Financial Year 2019-2020

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    This year 2019-2020 we have connected with nearly five million people answering their enquiries and delivering information on how people want to receive it. 

    Our staff share 373 years of disability sector experience, 85% of IDEAS board members live with a disability or have close lived experience of disability. 42% of IDEAS staff live with a disability or have close lived experience of disability.

    We get it! Dive in and get a picture of our customer’s experience and meet some of the IDEAS family.

  • COVID-19 Factsheets Supporting People with a Disability

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    As part of its plan to make sure the needs of people with a disability are met during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal health department has made a range of new fact sheets. There is information for families, support workers and health workers.

  • The impact of masks for communication within the deaf community (Auslan + captioned)

    This Auslan video from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services with closed captions describes the impact of masks for communication for people who are Deaf or have a hearing impairment. 

  • Debt Helpline

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    The National Debt Helpline provides free, confidential and independent financial counselling for any Australian who is experiencing financial difficulty.

  • How to Wear a Mask - AUSLAN

    Dr Jean Fizzell from NSW Health outlines how to put on and take off a mask safely with Auslan translations and closed captions. 

  • How to wear a fabric face mask safely - Video

    This animation with text, developed by the World Health Organisation describes how to wear a fabric mask safely.

  • How to make a cloth face mask - Video

    A video of how to make a cloth face mask, from The Social Studio, is recommended by DHHS via their youtube channel.

  • Recommendations for wearing a cloth face mask - Video

    This video from the 10th July 2020 is the Victorian Chief Health Officer speaking about wearing of cloth face masks.

  • When and how to wear a face mask.

    This World Health Organisation (WHO) video discusses when and how to wear a face mask.

  • Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

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    WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Certain populations, such as those with disability, maybe impacted more significantly by COVID-19. 

  • SBS Multilingual Coronavirus factsheets

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    SBS has produced a number of infographics in various languages about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBS is committed to informing all Australians about the latest coronavirus developments. To this end news and information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available in a range of languages on the SBS website.

  • Easy For Me

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    The Information Access Group has made an Easy Read magazine full of things you can do while you stay safe at home because of COVID-19.

  • Older Australians


    Coronavirus can be more serious for older Australians, but we can help to protect those most at risk. Watch this video to learn more.

  • Social Distancing

    Coronavirus is most likely to spread from person to person when we come into close contact with one another. We can all help stop the spread by keeping our distance. Watch this video for useful tips.