Disability services


3 May 2019

Making content accessible: a guide to navigating Australian copyright law for disability access is a guide which provides a simple summary of the copyright law governing access to material for people with a disability in Australia. It also includes a checklist of their major...


9 Apr 2019

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in cooperation with the National Disability Insurance Agency, funded an evaluation of the first 12 months of the co-design approach to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in East Arnhem.


4 Apr 2019

This paper explores the barriers to employment for people with learning disabilities, principally in relation to support for children and young people with special educational needs, and sets out recommendations for change.


29 Mar 2019

This is the second progress report of the committee, continuing the task of reviewing the implementation, performance, governance, administration and expenditure of the NDIS. This report covers events from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2018.


22 Mar 2019

This final report considers the role of the manufacturer, the distributor and Australian governments in providing support to Australia's thalidomide survivors. It also considers some of difficulties thalidomide survivors have experienced with the NDIS.


22 Mar 2019

This report provides a snapshot on how the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) market is responding to the opportunity to expand housing supply for people with disability.


22 Mar 2019

This report summarises the core issues and possible responses to address this disadvantage, and examines specific issues and options for the Disability Justice Strategy for the ACT.


1 Mar 2019

The purpose of this compendium is to highlight, raise awareness and illustrate the opportunities for disability research in Australia.


28 Feb 2019

The report provides a framework for an effective client feedback system, as well as practical advice on how to start using one. It also shares benchmarking results for the disability sector specifically, including insights into the sector’s current use of client feedback and areas for...

Discussion paper

27 Feb 2019

The MBIE is working with the Office for Disability Issues to modernise New Zealand Sign Language video interpreting and relay services. This discussion paper has been released to gather feedback on the proposed changes to the services.


20 Feb 2019

This research outlines the significant obstacles faced by refugees with disabilities who are living in Australia. The report is based on consultations with individuals affected and service providers. It reveals that despite policy improvements which have enabled more refugees with disabilities to settle in Australia,...


20 Feb 2019

This report evaluates the health of the disability sector in Australia and considers the impact caused by the rollout of the NDIS.


14 Feb 2019

This report considers how thalidomide has affected survivors' lives and the lives of their immediate families, what supports are available and what supports they might need.


The potential for digital inclusion to improve the health and well-being of older people and people with a limiting long-standing illness, disability or infirmity in Wales
7 Feb 2019

This comprehensive and independent report sets a clear roadmap for how digital inclusion can improve the health and well-being of many people in Wales.

Literature review

5 Feb 2019

This rapid literature review investigates the emotional health and wellbeing of Australia's carer population.


1 Feb 2019

This report argues for a new National Disability Agreement (NDA) between the Australian, State and Territory Governments, to facilitate cooperation, enhance accountability and clarify roles and responsibilities. The report makes a number of recommendations for a new NDA that has at its core the wellbeing...


22 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the Australian, State and Territory governments’ assistance provided to people with disability and their carers.


Settling strangers; supporting disability needs
31 Dec 2018

This report was commissioned by the Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre to understand the basic issues concerning the settlement of migrants and refugees, including examining resettlement supports for migrants and refugees with disability. The report applies the Circles of Social Life approach, which offers an...

Working paper

An analysis of three Melbourne train stations
19 Dec 2018

The aim of this research is to examine the alignment of the real-life accessibility of train stations in Melbourne against the information provided by the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner application.


An accessibility guide for writers, communicators, and designers, including web and IT tool designers, production houses and procured services to the public sector
3 Dec 2018

This guide gives the state sector guidance on how to increase accessibility to information through the use of inclusive language and design, and alternate formats such as New Zealand Sign Language, Easy Read and Braille. The guide will be used by government agencies that have...



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