Print Disability Services

Introduction

The Print Disability Services Program (the Program) supports organisations to produce print material in alternative formats for people with print disability who are unable to read standard print with ease due to vision impairment, a physical disability or a learning disability. 

Funding under the Program is directed to the production of digital masters of print material, to reflect the uptake of recent and emerging technology and to ensure the best quality material is available to the end user. 

There is a significant focus on collaboration, sharing of resources and reducing duplication to ensure people with print disability have increased access to a broad range of material in the alternative format and delivery method of their choice.

There are four organisations currently funded under the Program:

  • Vision Australia
  • VisAbility
  • Royal Society for the Blind of South Australia
  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

Funded services by state

The services funded in 2012-15 are listed below:

 
State Organisation Contact details

Victoria

Vision Australia

1300 847 466
www.visionaustralia.org

Western Australia

VisAbility

1800 847 466
www.visability.com.au

South Australia

Royal Society for the Blind of South Australia

(08) 8417 5599
www.rsb.org.au

New South Wales

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

(02) 9871 1233
www.ridbc.org.au

Print Disability Services Program Guidelines

The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) has a suite of documents (the Programme Guideline Suite) which provide information relating to the Disability, Mental Health and Carers Programme, Disability Carer and Support Activity – which includes the Print Disability Services Program. They provide the key starting point for organisations considering whether to participate in the programme and form the basis for the business relationship between the Department and the grant recipient.

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