A Wheelchair Called Desire

Stella Young, disability advocate, comedienne and editor of ABC’s Ramp Up website is about to take possession of a brand new top of the line wheelchair; something that has been a long time in coming. She has had the same wheelchair for 17 years but it is not without regret that she must let it … Continued

Consumer National Disability Quality Assurance Tool

This presentation was part of the 2012 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: You Be The Judge held at Melbourne Park Conference Centre. This is a biennial event hosted by the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU), the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) and Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV), the sector’s peak body.  

All Aboard Campaign Statement

All people must have full and equal access to our public transport system, including those using mobility aids like crutches, wheelchairs, scooters or walking frames, parents with prams, people with other physical or sensory impairments and others in the community with a range of access needs. We call upon the Victorian Government and operators of … Continued

Private Schools Lose Out in Caring for Disabled students

Craig Coulson has two daughters with disabilities. Both catch the bus to school. However while Claudia is provided with free transport because she attends a government specialist school, her sister Tayla’s Catholic specialist school, St Paul’s College in Kew, has to pay more than $220,000 a year to run its own school buses. The bus … Continued

The Fortnightly Newsletter

This is a fortnightly e-bulletin that seeks to address priority issues for women with disabilities in Victoria such as violence; access to health services; reproductive rights and parenting, and; access to employment. Contents include: Women with Disabilities Victoria News Violence Health & Access to Health Services Parenting & Reproductive Rights Access to Employment Human Rights … Continued

NBN Delivers Disability Support Services Direct to Doorstep

More children with hearing or vision impairment living in regional and remote Australia will soon have access to specialist services and therapies through the National Broadband Network (NBN). The Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin and the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Jan McLucas, met with local families and children with disability to launch … Continued

Horizon Newsletter

Horizon is a quarterly newsletter published by the Scope Media and Communications Team. It includes stories about people that Scope supports, Scope staff, the disability sector, messages from the CEO and Board, upcoming events and more. It is available in print or CD versions. For  more information on how to subscribe, view archive editions or … Continued

Inside SCOPE

This is a monthly e-newsletter.  It  includes stories about Scope clients, campaigns, staff, upcoming events and more. It is designed to keep you up dated with what’s happening around Scope. SCOPE is one of the largest providers of services to people with a disability in Victoria, and one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in Australia. … Continued

Service Seeker Community Directory

Australia’s most extensive online directory of community support services providing access to thousands of health, welfare and community service records.

Bipolar Care Givers Website

We aim to make a useful, easily accessible information website for caregivers of people with bipolar disorder. On this website you will find: Information and suggestions for caregivers about: What is bipolar and how it is treated and managed. Ways to help a person with bipolar disorder who is 18 years or over. Ways … Continued

Your Ideas about Communication Tools

This Easy English document was produced as part of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s Review of access to telecommunication services by people with disability, older Australians and people experiencing illness. This is a great opportunity for people with disability to have a say about the ways they use technology to communicate.

In the Loop

This is a weekly e-bulletin providing a spotlight on Disability Employment sector news, events and jobs.  It is free to members of Disability Employment Australia.  To become a member, click the “Subscribe” button below.