Accessibility Tools

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Recently the digital divide became more apparent than ever. During COVID-19 restrictions, the guidelines requiring people to stay at home meant that undertaking daily errands became incredibly difficult for people without digital connections and access to online services. This article points to supports to connect to in the digital world.

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This is a collection that links to resources in Easy English. They can be used to help, to educate and to plan.

These resources are for people who are at risk of, or who are, experiencing violence and abuse.

They include an Easy English Safety Plan. 

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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. 

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Your Story Disability Legal Support is a free, independent legal service supporting people with disability to safely share their stories with the Disability Royal Commission.

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Are you a person with disability who does not have their drivers licence? Are you ever stuck when applying for certain things because they consider a drivers licence the most important identification tool? Fear no more, Ideas has researched and listed different types of ID that could help you out. 

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Are you 60+ years old and wouldn't mind saving a little more money on everyday things? That is where the Seniors Card initiative comes in. Each state and territory has different eligibility requirements and ways to apply, so we have taken the information for each of them and put it in one easy to access spot below. 

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When you are self-managing an NDIS plan, it is important you keep track of all the expenses. Under the NDIS guidelines, you are required to keep your invoices and receipts for five years. You must have this on hand in case the NDIA audit you, just to make sure everything is above board. How can you make this large task seem more manageable? Below are IDEAS top 5 tips on handling paperwork and improving record keeping.

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No matter who we are, or where we are, we all need to access public bathrooms every now and then. It may be something we do not think twice about, or it may be the one thing that keeps us from taking long trips away from home. Not all public toilets are made the same though, with a significant percentage being identified as not suitable for those with a disability to use.

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Due to the introduction of the Coronavirus supplement, which initially increased Jobseeker payments by $550 a fortnight, people on Jobseeker were financially better off than those on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) last year. But moving forward, which payment is better for you and are you eligible for, based on your circumstances?

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In response to the Disability Royal Commission’s “Employment Issues Paper” published on the 31st March, Disability Employment Services (DES) were mentioned with concerns raised about their design and implementation.