Accessible Telecoms

Telecommunication technologies make many aspects of our life easier, but with so many different devices out there, finding the right equipment to meet our specific needs can be overwhelming. Taking this into account, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has developed the Accessible Telecoms Project, funded by the NDIA. Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide … Continue reading Accessible Telecoms

Shaping the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond

The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is about creating a more inclusive society that enables Australians with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens. It is also the main way Australia implements the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia, making sure people with disability can participate in all areas of Australian life. The … Continue reading Shaping the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond

Community Spotlight November 17

Welcome to the second episode of our Community Spotlight video series. This month, OC Connections’ CEO Therese Desmond is joined by Service Coordinator Erina Hamilton in outlining the positive changes made by the NDIS including improvements to the planning processes, better communication with less red tape and a recognition that the diverse needs of participants … Continue reading Community Spotlight November 17

Have Your Say on Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation

The Victorian Government wants to hear from you about how they can update rights for people living is specialist disability accommodation. Below are three books about your rights, please click on the picture to open each book.             More information can be found on the Engage Victoria website:

2017 school leavers and the NDIS

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a fact sheet for students with disability in Victoria who are completing school in 2017 and living in an area that will transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is also for schools and support teachers who will assess young people with disability leaving … Continue reading 2017 school leavers and the NDIS

Connecting to the NDIS

It has only been four months since the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began its official national roll out, but already signs are encouraging that participants are happy with it.

NDIS Planning

To help people plan for the NDIS, the National Disability Insurance Agency has released a special workbook to support participants and their families.