Accessible print and digital materials will be free and easier to obtain for Territorians with disability.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the Coalition Government was investing $5.7 million to fund the delivery of the Print Disability Services Programme over the next three years.
Senator Scullion said Vision Australia and VisAbility would produce and convert materials into Braille, large print, tactical graphics and e-text, as well as audio files and DAISY readers for Territorians with print disability.
“While the Gunner Labor Government is neglecting vision impaired Territorians, the CLP is committed to delivering more support for Territorians who have low vision and blindness.
“The CLP believes all members of our community should have access to communication and information materials,” Senator Scullion said.
“This is one way we can minimise barriers people who are blind or have low vision face so they have the best opportunity to participate in all aspects of life.
“I encourage all people with print disability to contact Vision Australia and VisAbility to take advantage of their services.
“The programme will allow more people with print disability to live independently, participate in education, gain employment, and be active participants in our community.”
For more information on the Print Disability Services Programme, visit the DSS website.