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General Resources

CPL – Choice, Passion, Life
CPL provide disability services and support to help people of all ages to maximise their potential.
https://www.cpl.org.au/


Arts Access Australia
Arts Access Australia (AAA) is the national peak body for arts and disability. Have a look through their website for news, connections and information about the vibrant Australian arts and disability sector.
www.artsaccessaustralia.org


Auslan Services
Auslan Services is a nationally recognised, multi-award winning agency and employer of choice that provides a one-stop shop with the most affordable suite of packages of support to Deaf Australians.
https://www.auslanservices.com/
Ph: 1300 287 526


Australian Bureau of Statistics
In 2018 there were 4.4 million Australians with disability, 17.7% of the population, down from 18.3% in 2015.
The ABS purpose is to inform Australia’s important decisions by partnering and innovating to deliver relevant, trusted, objective data, statistics and insights.
https://www.abs.gov.au/Disability

Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation, established by an act of Federal Parliament. We protect and promote human rights in Australia and internationally. Join us in promoting the rights of people with disabilities and building a more accessible, more inclusive community.
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights

 

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)
Blind Citizens Australia is the national organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia. We are a member-led organisation: our board of directors and more than half of our staff are blind or vision impaired. For more than 40 years, we have worked tirelessly to change what it means to be blind or vision impaired in Australia.

www.bca.org.au  |  ph: 1800 033 660

Deaf Services Queensland

www.deafservicesqld.org.au  |  ph: 07 3892 8500

National Relay Service

A phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment – calls can be made and received through this service.

www.relayservice.com.au

Spinal Life Australia

www.spinal.com.au  |  ph: 1300 774 625

Vision Australia

Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.  They have a resource page with information on adaptive technology, fact sheets related to blindness and low vision, web accessibility tools, training guides and other useful links.

www.visionaustralia.org.au  |  ph: 1300 84 74 66

 

Web Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

Guidelines widely regarded as the international standard for web accessibility.

www.w3.org/wai/

webaim

http://www.webaim.org/

W3C Validator

http://validator.w3.org/

Getting Started with Web Accessibility

http://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/Overview.html

Tools & Resources | Accessible Technology

http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/web/tools-and-resources/

Creating Accessible Websites – American Foundation for the Blind

http://www.afb.org/info/accessibility/creating-accessible-websites/23

 

Media 

Media Access Australia

Media Access Australia is Australia’s only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with disabilities.  Their areas of interest include TV, DVD, Education, Cinema and the Arts, Digital Technology, Online Media, Research and Policy.  Media Access Australia works to increase awareness and promote use of access solutions such as audio description for people who are blind or vision impaired and captioning for people who are deaf of hearing impaired.

www.mediaaccess.org.au

The Captioning Studio

www.captioningstudio.com

The Captioning Studio is all about helping to make the world accessible through quality captioning and audio description.  They passionately believe that every person, including those with a hearing loss, should be able to access, fully participate in, and experience life.

 

Support in providing Accessible Services

Australian Human Rights Commission – Disability Rights

www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/index.html

Disability Standards and Guidelines

www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/standards/standards.html

Accessible Events: A guide for organisers

www.meetingsevents.com.au/downloads/Accessible_Events_Guide.pdf

Accessing the Arts: A resource kit

This resource kit is a collection of practical checklists and information sheets for arts and cultural organisations to assist in improving access and developing audiences. Topics include: Disability Awareness, Disability Media Info, Exhibition Design, Marketing to Disability, Print & Publication, Ticketing & Seating, and Venue Access Audits.

www.aarts.net.au/resources/accessing-the-arts/

National Arts and Disability Strategy

In 2009, the Cultural Ministers Council released the National Arts and Disability Strategy. The strategy notes access and participation in artistic and cultural activities as a priority for people with disability as part of the broader social inclusion agenda that includes disability, mental health, employment and education.

http://mcm.arts.gov.au/sites/default/files/arts-disability-0110.pdf