Resources

Our Resources list is currently being updated. If you would like more information about resources we recommend, please contact us.

 

 

General Resources

Arts Access Australia

www.artsaccessaustralia.org

Auslan Interpreters (statewide bookings)

http://bookings.deafservicesqld.org.au  |  ph: 1300 123 752

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

One in Five Australians with Disability – Media Release 2011

Australian Premises Standards

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/standards/Access_to_premises/Premises%20Standards%20Guideline_Final_2.pdf

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)

BCA is the united voice of blind and vision-impaired Australians. Our mission is to achieve equity and equality by our empowerment, by promoting positive community attitudes, and by striving for high quality and accessible services which meet our needs.

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