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.
The NDIS have COVID-19 related Auslan videos on their YouTube page:
- Auslan Covid-19 Update – 19 March 2020
- Taking part in the NDIS
- Reviewing a plan
- What will be in your next plan?
- Making plans longer
- Support for Children Under Seven Years Old
- Using the Funding in Your Plan Differently
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):
- Staying safe from Coronavirus
- Look after your mental health during Coronavirus
- Staying at home during Coronavirus
- Should you wear a mask?
They’ve also made a video about safe shopping.
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
- What is COVID – 19?
- Look after yourself
- Time to clean.
- Wash your hands
- What is shut?
- Why are there so many new rules?
- Information about schools
- Money. You get a pension now
- Money. You have lost your job
- Money. Who gets $750 too?
- Money. Help for retired people
- Money. Help for apprentices
- About the COVID-19 App
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.
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.