Workshop 2 – Further Learning

Workshop Resources

Explaining new tasks

Barriers to Inclusive Volunteering

Include Me! Creating volunteer opportunities for people with a disability – Inclusion Melbourne

What is Autism? – Amaze

Autism Fast Facts – Amaze

A Guide for Employers – Down Syndrome Australia

A Guide for Employers. Practical strategies for training and support – Down Syndrome Australia

Taking that Extra Step – Inclusion Melbourne

Adapting Volunteer Roles – Victoria ALIVE

Example Inclusion Statement – Victoria ALIVE

Awareness Days

Six tips to communicate with Autistic people better | Amaze

Mental Health Toolkit – Supporting a Neurodiverse Workforce | Latrobe

How to Create a Neurodivergent Inclusive Workplace | Neuro Advantage


Accessibility Checklist | VisAbility

Guidelines for Accessible Documents | Round Table

Diagram Centre – Building New Paths to Accessibility

Accessibility Help & Learning | Microsoft Support

Accessibility | Adobe

Accessible Document – Test

Document Accessibility Notes 

Web Accessibility Guidelines | ReadSpeaker

Windows 10 Accessibility Features (Video) | TechGumbo

Ease of Access Settings in Windows 10 (Video) | TheWindowsClub

Microsoft Office Accessibility Centre

How to Design Great Alt Text: An Introduction | Caitlin Geier

A Guide to Writing Accessible Image Captions | Mashable

Creating Accessible Material | Enliven Victoria

Whether it is a brochure, flyer, survey, consent form, website content, or other, enliven can help turn your material into Plain Language or easy English to make it easier for all community members to understand.
We will look at everything from language, to design and formatting. Where possible we will use images and symbols to help convey the key messages.
We can also check our work with members of the community or your clients to make sure what we have done meets their needs.
You can get in touch with a member of the team on (03) 9791 1768 or at
Tools and guidance to help create inclusive digital experiences
The Accessibility Maze was created to help those new to web accessibility experience firsthand what it is like to encounter those barriers. The game introduces a number of common barriers players must work around, mirroring the experience of those who encounter these obstacles daily, and provides quick lessons on how to avoid or correct them.
Web accessibility is essential for people with disabilities and useful for all. Learn about the impact of accessibility and the benefits for everyone in a variety of situations.

Free 4 week online course.

Get a strong foundation in digital accessibility to make your websites and apps work well for people with disabilities, meet international standards, and provide a better user experience for everyone.
Free online course.
In this course you’ll get hands-on experience making web applications accessible. You’ll understand when and why users need accessibility. Then you’ll dive into the “how”: making a page work properly with screen readers, and managing input focus (e.g. the highlight you see when tabbing through a form.) You’ll understand what “semantics” and “semantic markup” mean for web pages and add ARIA markup to enable navigating the interface with a range of assistive devices. Finally, you’ll learn styling techniques that help users with partial vision navigate your pages easily and reliably.
The purpose of this reference is to help you discover all of the tools available in DevTools that can help you examine a page’s accessibility.

Other Resources

Inclusive Communication Guide | City of Casey

Disability Gateway | Australian Government

The Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia.

Accesshub | Australian Government

Accesshub provides information for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech impairment and need to communicate over the phone.

IncludeAbility | Australian Human Rights Commission

IncludeAbility is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) developed to increase meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability, and to close the gap in workforce participation between people with disability and people without disability.

The Council for Intellectual Disability have online training available, which runs every 2 months, 9.30am to 12.30pm and there is a fee.

Expression Australia

Expression Australia work to empower people who are Deaf, hard or hearing or LGBTQIA+ to overcome barriers in their lives and choose how they want to live. Auslan Connections provides Auslan interpretation services.

Autism Connect Helpline

Open 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Autism information you can trust. Free, confidential and independent.

Autism Connect is a free, national autism helpline, providing independent and expert information over phone, email and webchat.

It supports autistic people, their families and carers, health professionals, researchers, teachers, employers and the broader community. The helpline is free, evidence-based and independent.

Autism Connect advisors offer expert advice in many areas.

Candidate Stoties | Specialisterne Australia

Established in 2015, Specialisterne Australia assists businesses in recruiting and supporting people on the autism spectrum. We work with companies seeking to diversify their workforce and help to find talented autistic job seekers / candidates looking for a career in that area, for mutually beneficial outcomes. We recognise that autistic individuals offer a range of skills that can be of benefit to any job. We use a unique process to assess potential employees that removes the barriers experienced by autistic adults in the traditional recruitment process. We then work to support the individual and employee in their transition and build the capacity of the employer to support their autistic staff members. We help workplaces to understand the unique strengths of their employee/s on the spectrum and implement strategies across all levels of business and teams including line managers and colleagues to help their autistic colleagues utilise their skills to be successful and valued for their work in an inclusive and supportive workplace.4

What is Autism? Free online course | Amaze

This free online course is suitable for everyone who potentially interacts or engages with Autistic people and communities.

The course  provides an introduction and overview of autism and how to be an autism positive person.

Job Access – Driving Disability Employment

Employer Toolkit

Video – Using Inclusive Language

Video – Disability and Awareness Training for Staff

Video – Flexible Work Arrangements

Video – Interview and Selection Process

Video – Induction and Training


5 Sensible Guidelines for Interacting with Disabled People | Forbes

Camellia Sayed & Marnie Higgs interview transcript | So…Podcast

Grief of a Late Autism Diagnosis | Harriet Ring -ABC Everyday 

Small changes you can make to help make the lives of autistic people easier | Sheree Somers – ABC

Australia Post achieves Disability Confident Recruiter Status | Australian Network on Disability


Inclusion Makes the World More Vibrant | Uniting

What is Inclusion? | Inclusion Imperative

Creating an Inclusive Workforce | Victorian Healthcare Association

What Inclusion Means to Me – Perspectives of People with Disability | DARU

We Are Able Campaign | Victoria Alive

A Day with Jeff – Technology and Essential Tremor


The I Can’t Stand Podcast | Peta Hook

Do Your Thing | Women With Disabilities Victoria

Ableism across a lifetime | DARU

Telos for All – CFA Australia

TV Shows

You Can’t Ask That | Amputees | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Autism Spectrum | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Deaf | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Schizophrenia | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Blind People | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Down Syndrome | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Facial Difference | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Short Statured | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Wheelchair Users | ABC

You Can’t Ask That | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | ABC

Insight | The Deaf Divide | SBS

Insight | Adult ADHD | SBS

Insight | Hearing Voices | SBS

Insight | Conquering Chronic Pain | SBS

Insight | Multiple Sclerosis | SBS

Insight | Assistance Animals | SBS

What Was it Like? | ABC

Eight filmmakers with intellectual disability interview their parents about what it was like when doctors delivered the news of their diagnosis.

Willing and Able – Disability in the Workforce | SBS

Bus Stop Films | SBS

The new generation of film-makers determined to change how we see disability on-screen. This one film school trains adults with a disability to tell their stories from both sides of the camera.

My Extreme Life | SBS

It’s hard enough for young people to find their place in the world. But for some, whether they’re coping with a psychological illness or are facing major challenges, just getting through each day can be a struggle. This powerful series of one-off documentaries uncovers the reality of these extreme lives, giving a voice to those experiencing these often misunderstood but hugely impactful conditions and situations.

Perspective Shift | SBS

This three-part documentary series explores the triumphs and trials of three of Australia’s top practitioners in the arts industries, who also happen to be people with disability.