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Community consultations to help shape disability policy after 2020

11 April 2019

In 2010, governments at every level around Australia committed to a national approach to supporting people with disability take part as equal citizens in our community. With the strategy and its associated policies due to expire next year, the Australian Government is preparing for a community consultation period to shape policy for the next 10 years. We had the privilege of creating an Easy Read fact sheet about the National Disability Strategy and the community consultation. 

Find out more about the National Disability Strategy 

Get ready for the election with Easy Read voting guides

11 April 2019

Voting in an election can be a confusing and daunting process for many people. From knowing how to enrol to voting at a polling place or voting by mail, the information about how to vote can be long, complex and hard to understand. We recently worked with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to update three of its easy-to-read-guides so that everyone can take part in the next federal election, no matter their literacy level.  

Find out more about these guides

The Royal Commission Easy Read Terms of Reference

11 April 2019

On Friday 5 April, the Australian Government launched the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. We had the privilege of creating an Easy Read version of the Terms of Reference for this Royal Commission. This document includes information about what the Terms of Reference ask the Commissioners to look at and the potential changes that may be made after the Royal Commission has ended. 

Read more about the Easy Read Terms of Reference 

Have your say on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission

15 March 2019

The Australian Government has announced the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Commission will focus on what governments, institutions and the community should be doing to respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation and to stop it from happening in the first place.

Read more about the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission

Can accessibility make a difference in banking and finance?

19 February 2019

The feeling of confusion has long been part of our day-to-day dealings with the financial sector. Whether it’s a new insurance policy contract or taking out a loan from the bank, the information we are presented is often complex and hard to understand. While stories dealing with this issue have been brought to our attention in the past, the spotlight is now on the financial sector as a whole and its failure to operate with the customers’ best interests in mind. This includes a lack of clear and accessible information. 

Find out more here.

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