So you can make independent and informed decisions, we will:

  • Be here when you phone, text or email us between Monday and Friday 8am-8pm
  • Listen carefully and ask questions so we really understand
  • Use our connections to find things out, check the facts, and organise the information for you
  • Make sure the information we give you is clear and accessible


You can also search our website to find useful information. Everything we do is guided by people with disability. It’s all free, and we won’t try to sell you things.

Connect today. 

 

Phone: 1800 029 904 - FREE CALL
Text: 0458 296 602
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IDEAS' services and resources include:

Disability Information Service

The Information Line is a free phone service staffed by friendly, expert Information Officers between 8am-8pm Monday - Friday. Straightforward or complex, our team will do the work to follow through and get your answers. You can also go online and feel confident in your own search of our database and resources. We constantly source the latest disability information to double check it's accurate and up to date. 

Community Engagement

We travel across the country to connect with people, speaking at community forums and events. We work in partnership with organisations, train workers about disability awareness and inclusion, and answer inquiries from people with disability. 

Projects

Together with community partners, we are involved in a range of projects in line with our vision:

  • Our Accessible Tourism service is the only one of its type in Australia.
  • IDEAS is a partner with Wide Angle Film Festival. This year WAFF will screen to over 70,000 Australians. 
  • PLATFORM was co-developed between IDEAS and Eastern Riverina Arts to increase the participation of artists and people with disability in volunteer-run, community-based festivals. PLATFORM is a portable, accessible sensory space adapted from a 40ft shipping container and designed by artists with disability. 

 

"I was struggling to get Blind Grit off the ground, my disabiity led and inclusive fashion lable, and needed info and assistance on some really left field stuff, like electronic pattern making that i could use, and detialed supports for getting ready for manufacture. The Information Officer really worked hard for me and connected me with just the right people. Showing at the Melbourne Fashion Week was something I wanted to share with the people who asissited me along the way." - Nikki Hind from Blind Grit.  

Resources and Research

  • Newsletter: We mail out a bi-monthly roundup of the latest information and trends. Each issue features a theme of interest to people with disability. It's available in large print by mail. online, via email and also audio. 
  • E-News: We produce a periodical update on what's new in the disability sector. It's available on our website and also emailed out to our subscribers. 
  • Database: The IDEAS database is at the core of our customer service. We hold over 50,000 data records that our Information Officers use daily to answer your inquiries. 
  • Features: From time to time IDEAS publishes more in-depth information about particular issues. Publications available include Inclusive Tourism IDEAS, Accessible Telecoms and (NDIS) Planning Guides. 

 

"When I phone for advice whoever takes the call is always downright welcoming and knowledgeable, making ever effort ot help. They never fail to pay attention." 

customer journey with IDEAS. Flow chart begins with confused customer, who connects to an IDEAS Info officer. The Info Officer does research, using the IDEAS database, their prior knowledge and the internet, then we contact the service to ensure info and connect the customer to the service, Then we contact customer with the information, be it a list of services, phone numbers and contact names or fact-sheets links or information, Customer then chooses and contacts a service, the service is recieved, and then follow up, where we check that the customer is happy and finally, a happy customer.