Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.




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Access for All Resources: Link Directory

A directory of helpful links and additional resources to help improve your disability confidence.

Accessibility podcasts

A podcast hosted by Dylan Alcott (Gold medal winning Australian wheelchair basketballer and tennis player, and 2022 Australian of the year) and Angus O’Loughlin (radio host). ListenABLE aims to challenge the listener’s thoughts on disability by discussing topics which are usually off-limits. Join them, and their special guests as they make you laugh and maybe even cry.

Inform Podcast
Inform is a national information hub for people with disability. Their podcast comes out monthly and is a conversation for people with disability, about people with disability. It covers some fascinating topics: starting your own business, supported decision making, navigating the NDIS, finding a job, and more. They speak to lots of inspiring people in the community who are living with disability.

Disability Done Different
Father and daughter team Roland and Evie Naufal have candid conversations with people who’ve carved their own path in the disability sector. They want to challenge the traditional ways of doing things. Their podcast is full of relaxed conversations with fascinating people. It’s also peppered with some good-natured bickering between the co-hosts.

Reasonable and Necessary: Making Sense of the NDIS
Dr George Taleporos hosts this podcast which is all about navigating the NDIS. He looks at topics like what to do if you’re not happy with your NDIS plan, how to achieve great outcomes with the NDIS and how the NDIS can do better.

One in Five
The Melbourne Disability Institute produces the ‘One in Five’ podcast. They explore some of the complex issues facing people with disability such as employment, housing, supporting families and the law. They speak to a range of experts who work in the space and many people with disability. With one in five people living with disability, they aim to talk about ways everyone can improve the lives of people with disability.

Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Podcast: Research to practice
Australasia’s peak body in intellectual disability aims to promote research to inform and influence good practise and policy for people with intellectual disabilities. In their podcast episodes, they speak to researchers about topics as diverse as living in group homes, LBGTQIA+ adults who have intellectual disabilities, political citizenship, good health and more.

Disability access resources

Accessible Australia App – reviews of the accessibility of services across Australia
Information and access to Accessible Australia App

Australian government payments and services for you, your family or carers, if you have an illness, injury or disability.
Information on government payments and other services to support disability

‘Australian Network on Disability’ resource page
Australian Network on Disability – Accessibility Resources

Australian Human Rights Commission – Access For All
Document for businesses on improving access to goods, services, facilities, premises and information

Australian Government Disability Gateway
Information to connect people with disabilities, their families and carers to information and services

Centre for Universal Design Australia – Creating a more inclusive world
View website on inclusive designs including links to other inclusive design aspects

Fact sheets about working with people with disability

The Health Equity and Access Team (HEAT) at Metro South Health (MSH) have produced five disability fact sheets for health workers:

Hosting accessible and inclusive meetings and events

Asking about disability (in forms and surveys)

Working with people who are blind or have low vision

Working with people who are Deaf or hard of hearing

Working with people with intellectual disability

The fact sheets were developed through Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) focus groups with people with lived experience and input from disability peak bodies and stakeholders.

Disability awareness training

Queensland Government – Disability Awareness Training (Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships) 
Queensland Government – Disability Awareness Training 

Scope eLearning – Learn how to make your organisation or business accessible and inclusive
Information on Scope’s eLearning and how to access it

A series of free e-training courses developed by the National Disability Co-ordination Officer (NDCO) Program and Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) to explore ‘disability’
Disability awareness website and links to training courses

Intellectual Disability Healthcare XSeries Training – Understand the Barriers and Enablers: developed by the University of Queensland
More information on Intellectual Disability Healthcare training and enrolment instructions