Disability Services Contacts

Technical services

Adaptive Technology Helpdesk-Vision Australia

Available to offer advice, solve problems with adaptive technology and assist with installing software. This is a free service.

COMTEC - A Service of Yooralla

COMTEC provides advice, support & simple communication and technology solutions for people with disability of all ages. There is also an equipment library. Appointments and advisory sessions are provided. Disability cohort - multiple

Spectronics (Qld)

Training for Teachers and Learning technologies for students with disability and others. Wide variety of equipment & software also available. Disability cohort - multiple

Technical Solutions Australia

Specialists in assistive technology & electronic devices. Design, source, service & adapt devices to suit. Wide variety of items for sale including computers See Catalogue. Disability cohort - multiple

Zyteq Australia

Specialises in speech generating devices for people of all ages who do not have functional speech, or who have complex communication needs

Disability Services On line Services

Services for those with little or no speech

Communication Rights Australia (CRA)

CRA provides information, support & advocacy to people with communication impairment and interested others. They also have resources and publications to assist with this.

DEAL (Dignity, Education and Language) Trading as the Anne McDonald Centre

Assessment, Advice, Therapy, support and information on communication systems for those with little or no functional speech. Good range of resources also available. Disability cohort - multiple

Scope

Scope’s Communication Resource Centre (CRC) can assist people with complex communication needs to access Regional Communication Services and the Non-Electronic Communication Aid Scheme (NECAS) and many others supports and services. Disability cohort - multiple

Acquired Brain Injury

Brainlink

ARBIAS

Intellectual Disability

Down Syndrome Association of Victoria

Neurological Disability

Amaze

Autism Victoria now trading as Amaze

Epilepsy Australia

Epilepsy Australia National Helpline 1300 852 853

Epilepsy Australia conducts a national helpline that will take callers to their local Epilepsy Australia Affiliate. To talk to an epilepsy counsellor, to deal effectively with the difficulties caused by epilepsy call 1300 852 853

Website: www.epilepsyaustralia.net

Deaf and Hearing Loss

Vicdeaf

Vicdeaf is the peak Victorian body providing a diverse range of service, support and programs for people that may be deaf or hearing impaired and their families. These include: hear service, training, counseling, case management, accommodation and more.

Deaf Victoria

Deaf Victoria advocates on behalf of deaf people to increase access to service, to represent and providing leadership to the state government and disability groups pertaining to deaf people.

Better Hearing Australia (Vic)

Better Hearing, are the only organisation in Victoria that provides free, independent and professional hearing loss management services to the community. They are independent and all of their services are free.

Blind and Low Vision

Vision Australia

Vision Australia is the peak body for those who are blind or have low vision. They offer a wide range of services and supports and assessments to assist people to access computers, technology and information and to live more independently.

Physical Disability

Muscular Dystrophy Australia Ltd

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NSW/Vic

Scope (Multiple and physical disability)

National Stroke Foundation

Psychiatric disability

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)

Mind (formerly Richmond Fellowship Vic)

General

National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) program

National Disability Coordination Officers assist people with disability to make transitions from school or community education into post-school education, training and employment. Contact your local NDCO via their website.  

Australian Human Rights Commission (formerly HREOC)

Everything you could want to know about disability compliance

Human Rights Law Resource Centre Ltd

Human rights and information for people who are disadvantaged

VicNord Intranet

The Victorian Network on Recreation and Disability (VICNORD) is a statewide information and advocacy network of people with disability, their carers and advocacy groups in relation to recreation, sport, physical activity, tourism and the arts.

Arts Access

Travellers Aid

Offers a range of services for travellers and people with disability travelling to, from and in and around Melbourne. Client based services from Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations

Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations provide a range of services, supports and information for travellers. Free assistance to use toilets available with a hoist available at Flinders Street centre.

Carers Vic

Carers Victoria is the state wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.

Eastern Access Community Health (EACH)

Supports for carers of people with disability, families and people with mental health issues across the Eastern Region. Note: Some services are statewide e.g. Family relationship services for carers.