Accessible resources

Access to information is vital during emergency situations. Please let us know if you see any resources we can add to this page. Here’s a good blog post about information access in the current situation.

Auslan resources

Expression Australia are providing regular updates for the Deaf community on the Expression Australia website as well as on the Expression Australia Facebook page.

The NDIS have COVID-19 related Auslan videos on their YouTube page:

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission have posted an Auslan version of their COVID 19 NDIS Participant information factsheet on their YouTube page (26 March 2020).

The Disability Royal Commission has an Auslan translation of their Statement of Concern about the response to the COVID-19 pandemic for people with disability.

Easy read resources

Easy Read Guides from Council for Intellectual Disability (html + PDF download):

They’ve also made a video about safe shopping.

The NDIS has an Easy Read factsheet in PDF and Word doc

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have an Easy English Guide to CoronaVirus (Word document).

The Growing Space also has a Coronavirus/COVID19 Easy English Resource (html + PDF download).

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has created an illustrated plain English guide to the disease.

Advocacy for Inclusion have a new podcast called Staying Connected.

Easy Read posters by Photosymbols (PDF only):

Easy English PDFs from Access Easy English

QDN have developed 3 new accessible resources.  The topics are:

  • What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • What does Self-quarantine Mean?
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Essential Items Checklist

They’re available here in Word and PDF.

The Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE) has developed a new resource to help children and young people with disability and families to organise and plan for learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s available in PDF and Word formats on their website.

This NDIS Commission’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) – NDIS participant information factsheet is also available in Easy Read either as a PDF or a Word doc.

Resources for people who are blind or vision impaired

Blind Citizens Australia have information for people with visual impairments, including handwashing advice.

They are also running daily Happy Hours on Facebook for people who are blind or vision impaired to connect virtually. You do NOT need to be a BCA member to participate. This is an opportunity to reduce social isolation and connect with others.

Here is an accessible international COVID-19 statistics tracker.

Resources for First Nations people with disability

The First Peoples Disability Network Australia has created a website with resources for First Nations people with disability They include videos about self-care, social distancing, changes to the NDIA, and much more.