Supporters

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RCP Consultancy Services

Every Access Key is fully endorsed by a qualified, registered Occupational Therapist. Richie Parker, of RCP Consultancy Services, has a vast array of knowledge having worked and studied across a variety of fields including community service, pain management, physical rehabilitation, mental health, disability in sport and recreation and disability in the workplace.

For more information on Richie’s services please contact 0406 501 901 or visit LinkedIn

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VersaLearn

Every Access Key is fully endorsed by a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. Jane Henderson is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with over twenty-five years’ experience working with children and adolescents with disabilities. At the VersaLearn clinics, Jane and her speech pathologist colleagues work with children and families to achieve the best possible communication outcomes.

For further information about VersaLearn and their services, please visit the VersaLearn website

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Access Central

Access Ability Australia are very proud to be collaborating with Access Central. Access Central is a disability access and universal design consultancy working with Australian clients locally and globally. Disability Access Consultant, Lee Wilson, is one of only three voluntary Subject Matter Experts in Disability Access appointed by the Australian Building Codes Board.

Lee will be working with Access Ability Australia on various projects and will be available for our clients to help develop best practice access solutions.
To learn more about Access Central’s services, visit the Access Central Website.

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Vision Australia

Access Ability Australia are very proud to partner with Vision Australia. Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. They work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

Access Ability Australia have partnered with Vision Australia to bring you Access Keys in alternate formats.  These formats include large print format, audio and Braille.

Large print format Access Keys will be available for free download from the website of Access Ability Australia. This will enable independent use of the Access Key for participants whose preferred format is large print.

For Access Keys in audio format or Braille, please contact Access Ability Australia.

Hireup

Access Ability Australia are very proud to be supported by HireUp. Hireup is a new kind of NDIS registered online disability support provider for people with disability to find, hire and manage support workers who fit their needs and share their interests.

As an online platform, Hireup is built to revolutionise the way people with disability find, hire and manage support workers by harnessing technology and connecting people.

Hireup support workers and clients will be providing their valuable insight into the Access Key user experience. This will allow us to ensure continuous improvement to the work we do, aiming to support the whole of community.

For people looking to come to Hireup and sign up, please register your interest here.

 

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Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia

Access Ability Australia is very proud to be working with Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia.

The Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA) has been the peak body of the locksmithing industry in Australia and New Zealand for more than 35 years.

The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) system is an MLAA initiative that is a unique and innovative system that uses a universal lock and key to allow people with disabilities to access dedicated public facilities 24 hours a day. It was developed to help increase the availability of accessible, clean and functioning public facilities for people with disability.

The MLAK system uses an Australian-made restricted key and lock barrel that is only available from MLAA locksmiths.

MLAA will be working with Access Ability Australia to bring you information on the MLAK system as well as help you with convenient information on how you can access your very own MLAK and have it delivered to your front door.

To check for your eligibility and to order an MLAK, please download the MLAK order form, complete it, and return it via email or post.

To download the MLAK order form, please go to:

http://masterlocksmiths.com.au/mlak/

The cost of an MLAK is $20, including postage directly to your home!

To learn more about MLAK and MLAA, visit the website of MLAA.

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Soundfair

Soundfair is working towards a world of hearing equality by assisting people experiencing hearing conditions as well as those around them including families, workplaces, and communities. They aim to eliminate the social and emotional impacts of hearing conditions.

The Soundfair team will be working with AAA to create further value within our Access Keys that support participation and connectivity to community for people impacted by hearing conditions.

To learn more about Soundfair and their systems approach to hearing equality, go to soundfair.org.au

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The Auslan Company

Access Ability Australia are very proud to be supported by The Auslan Company.

The Auslan Company was established in 2004 by a Deaf man, Darren Roberts, and today is the largest privately run Auslan training organisation in Australia. The Auslan Company facilitates workplace and community Auslan courses, delivers Auslan LOTE in primary schools, and provides in-home and online Auslan support for NDIS funded families with a deaf child.

In May 2020 Learn Auslan Online was established to meet the needs of people wanting to learn Auslan but unable to attend in-person classes. With beginner and intermediate courses available, this has proven to be immensely popular not only amongst the community but in specialist schools, childcare centres, aged care organisations, hospitals, and primary schools to name a few.

Experts from the Auslan Company will be providing their valuable insight into the Deaf community and the Access Key user experience. This will allow us to ensure continuous improvement to the work we do, aiming to support the whole of community.

For people looking to learn Auslan, please visit the website of the Auslan Company.