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Australian experiences with accessibility policies post the Sydney olympic games

This paper reviews the current online accessibility policies and guidelines of federal and state governments in Australia and contrasts these positions with the high levels of accessibility expected in the future in the banking, education, legal and multimedia sectors.

Background Paper on access to Justice for People with Disability in the Criminal Justice System

This report combines information regarding the way people with disability interact with the justice system.

Breaking Out of a Distinct Social Space: Reflections on Supporting Community Participation for People with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disability

Ethnographic and action research methods were used to collect data on the meaning of inclusion attached by staff when implementing a programme, known as the Community Inclusion Framework, in a group home for five adults with severe intellectual disabilities in Victoria, Australia.

Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers’ perceptions of service provision

This paper shows carer perceptions of the adequacy of assistance. The findings show that people with mental and severe disability are more likely to think that they received inadequate service.

Collaboration as a Strategic Service in Government Online Communities

This study investigates strategic innovation changes designed to facilitate collaboration among online communities in NSW.

Collaborative action across health and education sectors for inclusion of children with disabilities in education: establishing a policy vision and research agenda in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

This policy bulletin identifies strengths and a gaps, makes policy recommendations, and offers direction for the development of collaborative practices to support Yogyakarta, Indonesia as a model laboratory for developing inclusive education.

Community and cluster centre residential services for adults with intellectual disability: long-term results from an Australian-matched sample

This paper reports on the relocation of people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. Both cluster centre and dispersed community living offer lifestyle and skill development advantages compared with opportunities available in large residential institutions.

Community Perspectives and Subjective Quality of Life

This study pioneers the use of a sense of community measure to better understand the degree to which feelings of belonging are associated with quality of life of people with an

Cost of Providing Specialist Disability Services and Communities Services in Queensland

This report focuses on service delivery and organisational expenditure data for 30 service delivery types funded by the Disability Services Queensland (DSQ) and the Department of Communities (DOC). It identified factors influencing service delivery expenditure.

Decision-making support: Building Capacity within Victoria

The Supported Decision Making Project builds knowledge on how people with cognitive impairment can be supported to make major life decisions.

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