Accessibility Tools

  • Catch ups for People with Disability in COVID-19

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    COVID- 19 restrictions have created opportunities for peer groups and families to connect and meet in different ways. Online and offline, people with like-minded interests are communicating and sharing. Support groups have been moving to video-calls. Virtual coffee catchups are in. We also highlight FriendLine, a phone service for a chat.

  • Staying at home during Coronavirus

    Staying at home factsheet

    The Government has told us to stay at home because of Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus is also called COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 Info in Community Languages

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    Need to get coronavirus (COVID-19) resources in your language?

    There is information about health, money and support.

  • Childcare Subsidy Changes

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    In April, the Australian Government introduced a temporary initiative to offer free child care as a supportive measure to help families as the nation began to respond to COVID-19. This free child care assistance ends on the 13th of July. Read on to learn more.

  • Keeping in Touch – Tenant contact service in Victoria

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    An initiative of Housing Victoria and available to public housing tenants aged 75 years and over who live by themselves, Keeping in Touch is a free and confidential telephone service available in Victoria. A once a week phone call is made to registered tenants to check if they are okay.

  • Online meetings and supporting inclusive practices

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    An increase in online meet-ups has some people wondering what the "rules" are. Are they the same as a face-to-face meeting? Here we discuss what makes best practice whether you are a meeting attendee or organiser, some tips on holding an inclusive meeting and communicating clearly.

  • Calls to the COVID-19 Disability Info Helpline

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    IDEAS has prepared a Snap Shot of the National COVID-19 Disability Information Helpline it helped operate between April 2020 and January 2021. It shows the type of information and assistance people with a disability have needed as the COVID-19 crisis developed.

  • Disability Royal Commission Hearing on Emergency Planning

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    The Disability Royal Commission turned it's focus to COVID19 and Emergency Planning and Response at a public hearing in August.

  • Helping Stop the Spread – Your Mob.

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    If you are looking for easy ways to share about Coronavirus (COVID-19) with your mob, there are resources to help you. Animated videos, Auslan Video, official posters, brochures and downloads can help you share the message to stay safe.

  • IDPWD - does it still matter?

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    International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD) is held every year on December 3rd, but does it still matter?

  • SBS Multilingual Coronavirus videos

    SBS has produced a number of videos to provide information in various languages about coronavirus (COVID-19). It 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.

  • $60K relief for IDEAS

    Media Release

    Disability information service IDEAS has secured a $60,000 grant to help transport its portable toilet and change facility, known as Ezy-Dun.

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

    Media release
  • 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.

  • 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.