The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), with funding support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has launched an initiative designed to help connect people with disability organisations around Australia.
The online Disability Australia Hub” aims to provide the community with a gateway to access high quality, up to date, disability specific information informed by people with disability and their families.
According to an AFDO press release distributed by e-mail, “The “Hub” will be the go-to destination for information about disability and inclusion generally and, through the networked websites, for information about individual disabilities. It will make it easy for people with disability, family members, NDIS staff and community partners, professionals and the community to obtain high quality, up-to-date, evidence based information informed by lived experience. By leveraging common templates, small, under-resourced organisations will be able to achieve a greater online presence and generate more content than they have been able to achieve in the past.”
The initiative has been broadly welcomed by disability groups as the resource makes it easier for people navigating NDIS processes to be aware of the full range of services available.
The Disability Hub website is located at www.disabilityaustraliahub.org.au.