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Accessibility Tools

Little girl holding a dinosaur toy

Bec Kelly and Sarah Hansford each have two children with autism, and raise community awareness of disability information and rights through a Saturday radio program from Bendigo.

Man sitting in wheelchair in the park

Mark Hopper worked with his Local Government Council to promote accessibility of facilities and the beach in his town.

Man sitting on the side of the road in a wheelchair

Twenty years ago, life for millions of Australians got easier. The then Deputy Prime Minister in the Keating government, Brian Howe, introduced an Act that would, for the first time at a national level, make it unlawful for people with disability to be discriminated against. The genesis of change was the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), which commenced operation on 1 March 1993.

3 woman sitting and singing

Several women with various disabilities and the musical director discuss how singing has changed their lives and the world for which they perform.

Image of a nursing home floor

After acquiring a brain injury as a teenager, Anj Barker lived in a nursing home and now campaigns for the 3500 Australians aged under 60 who live in nursing homes.

Picture of a lady sitting in a wheelchair

A Sydney school pleaded financial hardship as the reason to refuse making modifications to admit to a child with physical disability. The parents took the school to the federal court, and the school now champions inclusive education.

Lady signing

Jacob's parents went to court to have the Canberra high school system provide an interpreter for him. As a result, Auslan is recognised as a valid language for Australians who are Deaf and is provided in many areas.

Carers helping person in a lift into a wheelchair

This resource focuses on important principles for best practice and the development of an appropriate working relationship for a disability support worker (DSW) when providing support for personal care for people with a disability.

2 white people figures standing in a window

Casey and Reece talk about making choices and decisions. This is a DVD designed to teach young people with intellectual disability about choice and decision making – SpeakOut Advocacy

Lady standing at a medical supply cupboard

This resource focuses on important principles for best practice and the development of an appropriate working relationship for a disability support worker (DSW) when providing support for personal care for people with a disability.