Legislation, Policies and Rights

My Rights QLD: Information about rights of people with disability in Qld – ADA Australia

We Can Help – Multi-access legal assistance video – The information in this film is delivered verbally, in Auslan and with subtitles. Notably, the film caters to people who have difficulty processing large amounts of visual information. The film is shot simply in black-and-white, edited at a very measured pace, and presents information clearly with minimal distractions.

Rights on Show – a resource about legal rights and the criminal justice system. It was created for people with intellectual disability, cognitive impairment and complex communication needs. The resource includes photo stories and easy read English fact sheets. South Australian laws regarding communication assistance in police interviews is demonstrated for the first time. Created by the Legal Services Commission and SAPOL.

Australian Human Rights Commission

National Standards for Disability Services – The National Standards for Disability Services (National Standards) will help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of services. They focus on rights and outcomes for people with disability.

National Standards for Disability Services, Evidence Guide – This Guide is for staff working in disability service provision. It has been designed to support individual, team and organisational reflection, planning and review. Services may need to change their practice and operations to meet the standards.

AccountABILITY Toolkit – This toolkit seeks to empower women with disabilities and organisations working on their behalf, to make use of available U.N. human rights mechanisms.

Disability Discrimination Act, 25th Anniversary Easy Read Version – To celebrate the Disability Discrimination Act’s 25th anniversary, the Council for Intellectual Disability in NSW has released a new guide to the Act in Easy Read. Easy Read presents information using easy words in lots of white space with supporting graphics.

Human Rights Guide for the South Australian Disability Service Sector.