Muscular Dystrophy & Ataxia

International Disability: Australia and New Zealand

  • About People with Disability in Australia ftom the Austrailian Government Department of Social Services  New
  • Digital Access Consulting at Vision Australia is recognised internationally as an industry leader in the provision of digital accessibility services, equally addressing the needs of all disability groups. Specialising in web accessibility consultancy, training and testing, our services are expertly designed to help our customers make their digital presence accessible to all. [Australia]  Updated
    • Colour Contrast Analyser for Web Pages The Colour Contrast Analyser is compatible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0). It is primarily a tool for checking foreground and background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility. It also contains functionality to create simulations of certain visual conditions such as colour blindness. The contrast ratio helps determine whether or not the contrast between two colours can be read by people with colour blindness or other visual impairments. [Australia]
    • Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE – 2012 can assist in evaluating a web page for compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). The WAT was developed by Steve Faulkner in a collaboration between Vision Australia, The Paciello Group (Europe) and Jun of the Web Accessibility Tools Consortium. [Australia]
  • Delta Therapy Dogs the human-animal bond improves quality of life. We believe in the social, emotional and physiological benefits of positive interaction between people and therapy animals. Our programs include visits to hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health facilities, dementia wards, palliative care, disability services, health clinics, schools, correctional facilities and workplaces.  New
  • The The Delta Centre – is the National Resource Centre for Participation and Accessibility for persons with disabilities.
  • Web Accessibility Laws & Policies: Australia lists governmental policies related to web accessibility.  New
  • Australian Centre for Disability Law  New
  • ARATA – Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association "ARATA is a national association whose purpose is to serve as a forum for issues in rehabilitation and assistive technology." [Australia]
  • The Australian Muscular Dystrophy Association [Australia]
  • Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a not-for-profit organisation resourced by its members to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. We help our members and clients to welcome people with disability as employees, customers and suppliers. We are not an employment agency, and do not find jobs for people with disability. Rather, we work with our member organisations so that they become more confident and prepared to welcome people with disability into their organisations. [Australia]
  • Australian Resuscitation Council [Australia]
  • Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)  Updated [Australia]
  • Assistive Technology Help Ministry of Education [NZ] [New Zealand]
  • Disability Rights policy and projects within the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [Australia]
  • e-bility.com offers wide range of information, resources, services and products of interest to people with disability, their families and carers, health professionals and service providers in the disability sector. [Australia]
  • e-bility – Games and Puzzels [Australia]
  • Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) of New South Wales (NSW) is a specialist legal advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in New South Wales. We work with and for people with intellectual disability to exercise and advance their rights. [Australia]
  • International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with disability and in celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with disability. [Australia]
  • NV Access home of the free NVDA screen reader. NVDA software enables blind and vision impaired people to use a computer by communicating what is on the screen using a synthetic voice or braille. [Australia]
  • International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers (IGODAP) [New Zealand]
  • Media Access Australia is Australia's only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with a disability. Access to media, enabled through technology, empowers people to be independent, gain knowledge, make their own choices and be active members of our society. We promote inclusion by providing information and expertise on the accessibility of mainstream technologies to government, industry, educators, consumer organisations and individuals. Captions and audio description can be used to enhance access to cinema, theatre, video, exhibits at museums and galleries, even architecture and historical sites.
  • Special Education Ministry of Education [New Zealand]
  • Ministry of Education, Special Education Services and Support, Assistive Technology [New Zealand]
  • Solve Disability Solutions (SDS), formerly TADVIC, is a not-for-profit organisation that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially. [Australia]