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Use of Social Media during Public Emergencies by People with Disabilities

This article presents data from a survey on the use of social media and other communications media during public emergencies by people with disabilities conducted from November 1, 2012 through March 30, 2013.

Using a Life Course Approach to Explore How the Use of AAC Impacts on Adult Sibling Relationships

A life-course methodology was used to explore the relationship between four adults with moderate/severe cerebral palsy with complex communication needs who used AAC, and six of their non-disabled siblings.

Using Intensive Interaction to add to the palette of interactive possibilities in teacher–pupil communication

This paper assesses the impact of introducing intensive interaction to the teaching of students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.

Variability in adaptive behaviour in young children with autism spectrum disorder

Background Understanding adaptive behaviour variability in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have important implications for early intervention. The purpose of this study was to...

Vocabulary selection for Australian children who use augmentative and alternative communication

This study identified the words most frequently and commonly used by typically developing Australian preschool‐aged children. Results highlight the importance of providing both core and fringe vocabulary to preschool‐aged children.

Website accessibility in Western Australian public libraries

This article provides a summation of the research conducted into the accessibility of public library websites in Western Australia.

Website Accessibility: a Comparative Analysis of Australian National and State/Territory Library Websites

This paper assesses the accessibility of the websites of the National Library of Australia, and those of each of the State/Territory Libraries.

When there is no speech : a case study of the nonverbal multimodal communication of a child with an intellectual disability

This case study uses Systemic Functional theory to describe and analyse the multimodal communication of an eight year-old boy, Bodhi, with both a severe intellectual disability and a severe...

Who's on board? Public transport for people with disabilities in Victoria

This report reviews whether transport services for people with a disability improved in Victoria. It reports on improvement as a result of the introduction of technology such as mobile apps. If offers recommendations to remove barriers to accessible transport.

Windows of perception: a review of the literature concerning uncontracted and contracted literary braille

This literature review looks at the debate over the use of uncontracted braille, also referred to as Grade 1, and the use of contracted braille, which is commonly referred to Grade 2, over more than 70 years.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...