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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: Module Resources

Supporting resources and further reading for each of the seven modules in the Access for All online course.

Module 1: Disability in Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Disability in Australia
AIHW information and statistics on people with disability in Australia

Healthcare access of people with disability
AIHW statistics on access to health services by Australians with disability

The health of people with disability
AIHW information and statistics on the health of people with disability in Australia

Australian Network on Disability
The Australian Network on Disability website provides information and resources to help organisations employ people with disability and design their products and services for customers with disabilities. The website includes information and resources on accessibility and inclusion, designing accessible workplaces, accessible core principles, recruiting and career, accessibility assessment tools and disability statistics.
Visit the Australian Network on Disability website 

Models of Disability
An academic article on various models of disability: ‘Models of disability: a brief overview’

World Health Organisation
Disability and health
WHO fact sheet about disability and health

Classifying disability
WHO information and related resources on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) 

Module 2: Before You Assume – Try Asking

Hidden disabilities
The Sunflower – a website for supporting people with hidden disabilities

Project Implicit – Test your implicit bias
Online questionnaires designed to test your implicit bias on a variety of topics

Supporting neurodiverse populations
NeuroDiversity Connect is an Australian community organisation who work with neurodivergent people and their families to seek support and community inclusion.

Module 3: Communication – Know Your Audience

Positive Partnerships – An organisation dedicated to working together to support school-age on the autism spectrum
Click here to visit the Positive Partnerships website 

Video – Introduction to AUSLAN Interpreting
Introduction to AUSLAN

Video – Working with AUSLAN Interpreters
Working with AUSLAN interpreters

NDIS Training – Supporting Effective Communication
NDIS online training module on supporting effective communication 

Resources to use with people who have communication difficulties:

e-learning module for working people who with an intellectual disability 
Say Less Show More – Using  visual aids in healthcare

Accompanying resource for Say Less Show More
Visual aids for various health procedures 

My Health Matters Folder
More information/download link for the My Health Matters Folder 

Julian’s Key Passport – A tool for working with people who have intellectual disabilities or communication difficulties
Click here for more information and download link for Julian’s Key

Module 4: Access Issues – More than a Ramp

Vision Australia – Accessibility Toolkit
Website containing information and downloads about accessibility including associated resources

Vision Australia – simulation glasses: experience what it is like to live with eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts etc.
Ordering site for Vision Australia simulation glasses

Module 5: Cultural Considerations

Cultural Awareness Checklist
Printable cultural awareness checklist

Cultural Awareness Indigenous Interpreting Service
Information on an initiative by the QLD Government for an Indigenous interpreting service

Cultural Respect Framework 2016-2026:  For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
PDF of the Cultural Respect Framework 2016–2026 

Disability in the Bush (the Interplay Project) – stories from Northern Territory 
Video clip of Indigenous Australians with disability speaking about their needs and desires

Document Translation Services
Order document translation

First Peoples Disability Network
Click here to visit the First Peoples Disability Network Australia website

Identifying the right language and dialect
Video clip on booking the correct language interpreter

Multilingual Information Access (MiAccess)
The MiAccess website helps and supports people whose native language is not English to obtain NDIS information and services. MiAccess has been developed for people with disability, carers and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse background.
MiAccess website

Australian Government Translating and Interpreting Services
Translating and Interpreting Services website including booking information

The Interplay Project – case study about disability and NDIS in the bush for Aboriginal people
View case study

Autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Islander people with Autism

Culturally appropriate assessment tools

  • Mental Health Screening tools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people developed by the George Institute
    View screening tools
  • RACGP National Guide to a preventative health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    View PDF

Module 6: Recognising and Understanding Behaviours

Diagnostic Overshadowing – article on diagnostic overshadowing and people who have intellectual disabilities
Diagnostic Overshadowing: see beyond the diagnosis

Hidden disabilities
The Sunflower – a website for supporting people with hidden disabilities

Module 7: Quality Improvement Initiatives

All Abilities Queensland: State Disability Plan
Click here for the All Abilities Queensland: State Disability Plan

Queensland Legislation Disability Services Act
Click here for the Disability Services Act 2006

Australian Government Disability Discrimination Act
Click here for the Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Queensland Human Rights Act
Document download – Queensland Human Rights Act 2019

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031
Click here for Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031

Queensland Language Services Policy
Document download – Queensland Language Services Policy 

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Click here to go to the Royal Commission website

United Nations – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Click here to read more