Accessibility Tools

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Public hearing to examine the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for people with disability

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    The Royal Commission is examining the approach of the Australian Government and its agencies to the vaccination of people with disability and disability support workers in the context of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout. 

  • Tips on Working from Home for People with Disability

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    COVID-19 may have changed how you work. If you are needed to work from home for the first time, this Australian Government Comcare Checklist can help you. It outlines hints for short term working from home arrangements.

  • Tips to balance working from home

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    We can all benefit from a few kind reminders about the balance of working from home during times of uncertainty. A balanced diet, regular exercise and sleeping well are essential for a good equilibrium for your head, heart, and body. It can be easy to fall into not-so-good routines and sometimes forget to find joy in little moments. We write about practices that are good and wholesome for quality of life when you work from home.

  • COVID-19 and caring for people with dementia

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    In a tea room conversation with a colleague (adhering to social distancing guidelines), Margaret* recounted a situation so perfectly relevant in today’s climate of social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. It was her Mum’s birthday and Margaret and her brother wanted to deliver a cake and present to her at her nursing home.

  • Queensland Border Restrictions

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    Queensland has reviewed the border restrictions that were in place. We explain the current restrictions.  

  • COVID-safe travel tips

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    We all have the same priorities. We are all people doing our best to look after our families. We stay at home when we can. But, medical emergencies happen, life happens, and sometimes we still must travel. So, how can we travel safe?

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Wearing Personal Protective Equipment for Disability Support Workers - Video

    Allison McMillan, Australia’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, covers common concerns for Disability Support Workers and demonstrates how and when to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for disability support workers.

  • Auslan Videos about the COVID vaccine

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    The Australian Health Department has released videos in Auslan about the COVID-19 Vaccines. We share the resources and links.

  • Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with COVID-19

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  • Living in strange times: the COVID-19 World

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    Hello, my name is Carolyn Campbell-McLean. Before COVID I worked two days out of home and two days from my home office near Parramatta in Sydney. This is my story.

  • Stop the Spread

    Stop the Spread and Stay Healthy

    The Australian Department of Health has launched a national campaign to help all Australians be informed and prepared for the coronavirus pandemic.

  • DIY Hand Sanitiser

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    Nothing beats good old-fashioned hand washing as a way to avoid the spread of infections and diseases. With the current situation of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is more important than ever to practice good personal hygiene. However, if soap and water aren't available then a hand sanitiser may be the next best thing. 

  • Disability Gateway COVID -19

    Disability Gateway 1800643 787

    Do you have a question about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    Do you need help because things have changed?

    Contact the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787. 

  • How Coronavirus is impacting the disability sector

    Australians living with a disability and their carers are some of the most at-risk groups when it comes to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Executive at Community Living Australia, Mark Kulinski, joins Jennie Lenman on SA Today to talk about the organisation's measures in reducing the threat.

  • Staying Connected

    In Season 2 of the Supported Decision-Making podcast, Advocacy for Inclusion is focusing on Staying Connected. We will find our way through these challenging times together.

  • COVID-19 operational plan for people with disability released

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    On Thursday, April 16th, National Cabinet (State, Territory and Federal leaders) agreed to release the Management and Operational Plan for COVID-19 for People with Disability.

  • Handwashing, Face masks, Sensory Processing and COVID-19

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    If you are supporting someone who lives with Sensory Processing difficulties, then explaining the need for good hygiene practices to "stop the spread" can be made easier with visual resources. 

  • Hand hygiene for wheelchair users

    In learning about COVID-19 and the capability of the virus to live on surfaces for extended periods, the implications for cohorts of people with a disability such as wheelchair users require some extra care. More than a case of frequently washing your hands, you need to also clean your wheelchair and components.