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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about disability related services and resources for the use of Queensland public library staff and their clients.

Is braille material available in Queensland?

Braille material can be obtained from the Queensland Braille Writing Association library at Braille House in Brisbane (open Monday and Friday, 8.30am-1.30pm, please telephone before arriving). QBWA also teaches braille and the Moon system and can assist rural and regional clients. All postage for braille material is free.
Telephone (07) 3848 5257, fax (07) 3848 8099, email: coordinator@qbwa.org.au

Are toys available for children with a disability?

Inclusion works! (formerly Noah's Ark Resource Centre) operates a toy and equipment lending service for children with disabilities and special needs. The Centre provides a mail/rail service to rural and regional children and their families.
Telephone 1300 497 437,  email: resources@inclusionworks.com.au

Where can recorded magazines and newspapers be obtained?

Vision Australia provides access to thousands of audio books, magazines, newspapers and podcasts, as well as thousands of braille and ebraille titles and music braille pieces. The Centre provides a mail/rail service to rural and regional children and their families.
Telephone 1300 847 466, email: info@visionaustralia.org

Where in Queensland can material be produced in audio for people with a print disability?

Queensland Narrating Service is a non-profit community organisation that can produce a variety of material on compact disc and MP3 for individuals, organisations and groups.
Telephone (07) 3324 0004 fax (07) 3324 2191, email: qns@qns.net.au

What support services are available for people with a disability in Queensland?

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services provide a range of services to meet the needs of people with a disability, and their families and carers. To find out more about Disability Services call 13 74 68 or telephone typewriter assistance (TTY) 133 677 or email: disabilityinfo@disability.qld.gov.au

Last updated
26th September 2017