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Australia’s only independent information provider for people with disability, IDEAS, has today welcomed the launch of the long-awaited federally-funded Disability Gateway portal.

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IDEAS are providing services as part of the new National Community Connector Program (NCCP), developed as a response to the under-representation of many diverse population groups receiving and properly utilising NDIS funding, due to a combination of cultural, social, economic and discriminatory barriers.

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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.

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

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IDEAS (Information on Disability, Education and Awareness Services) is at the front end of the Disability Information Helpline set up to assist people with disability and their families during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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People with disability have a right to accessible information at all times, but especially during a crisis. IDEAS is pleased to hear that the Government has announced that it will be launching a COVID-19 disability information helpline, which is a phone service for people with a disability, today.

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We’ve just launched the report ‘Information Sharing as Market Stewardship in the NDIS’ and are pleased to be able to share this critical research with you.

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Unprecedented bushfires burning across millions of hectares across Australia this summer have caused serious injury, death and the destruction of homes, towns and habitats. In response to this crisis, IDEAS, Australia’s leading independent disability information provider has also become a clearinghouse for fire emergency information.

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Unprecedented bushfires burning across Australia this summer have caused many communities to be evacuated and thousands of people to be displaced. IDEAS, Australia’s leading independent disability information provider has unveiled a new practical asset, Ezy-Dun, that can be deployed wherever people from fire-effected areas are evacuated or temporarily housed.