Accessible print and digital materials will be free and easier to obtain for locals with disability in thanks to a $5.7 Turnbull Government investment to deliver a Print Disability Service Program over the next three years.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Vision Australia and VisAbility would produce and convert materials into Braille, large print, tactical graphics and e-text, as well as audio files and DAISY readers to support people in Forde and right across the country with print disability.
“All members of our community, no matter their ability, should have easy access to communication and information materials,” Mr van Manen said.
“This is one way we can minimise barriers for people who are blind or have low vision and help provide them with the best opportunity to participate in all aspects of life.
“I encourage all people with print disability to contact Vision Australia and VisAbility to take advantage of their services.”
The program will allow more people with print disability to live independently, participate in education, gain employment, and be active participants in our community.
For more information on the Print Disability Services Program, visit the DSS website.