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External disability resources

Listings, resources and adaptive technology information

Adaptive Technology

Humanware: Equipment information for people with visual impairments and learning disabilities.

LifeTec Queensland: Equipment information and advisory resource service.

Quantum Technology: Technology for people with a print disability.

Spectronics: Australian supplier of special needs software and assistive technologies.


Amparo Advocacy Inc: Advocacy for people from a non-English speaking background with a disability, who are being treated unfairly, abused or discriminated against.

Auslan Signbank: An interactive dictionary of Auslan, the Australian Sign Language.

Australian Hearing: Provides Australian hearing service providers and related links.

Braille House: Provides Braille and Moon tuition and reading material to empower people who are blind or who have low vision to live with dignity and independence.

Deaf Children Australia: Information, advocacy and support services for deaf children and their families.

Deaf Services Queensland: Provides a range of services to the Queensland deaf and hearing communities.

Disability and Community Care Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services: Information on disabilities, resources and links.

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC): Promotes and safeguards the rights of ethnic people with disabilities and their carers

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA): National voice advocating for the rights and interests of people from non-English speaking background with disability, their families and carers throughout Australia.

National Relay Service: An Australia-wide telephone access service provided for people who have a hearing or speech impairment.

Vicdeaf: Vicdeaf offers courses which provide an opportunity to learn the basic skills of communicating with Deaf people, and to gain an understanding of their culture.

Vision Australia: Provides links to services, library, resources, training and information for blind and vision impaired people.

Professional Development

Autism Friendly Libraries: Provides links to a training film for library staff, fact sheets, signage and good practice examples from Autism Friendly Libraries.

Last updated
11th December 2018