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    Mental Health: National Mental Health Strategy Website

    The National Mental Health Strategy Website has a vast array of information on conditions, treatments and medications.

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    AHEAD: (Association on Higher Education and Disability) - US

    The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is a membership organisation for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality support services to serve the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

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    ACAA (Association of Consultants in Access Australia)

    ACAA (Association of Consultants in Access Australia) is a national membership-based professional association for people working to achieve accessibility of the built environment for people with a disability. It is the peak national body for access consultancy in Australia and a major partner in advancing equity of built environmental accessibility for people with a disability.

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    Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities

    Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc (Round Table) has a broad membership of education, government, business, community and disability organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand with the following mission: "To work collaboratively in providing leadership for the creation of an information environment in which people with a print disability enjoy full citizenship".

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    NCVER publications database

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is Australia's national vocational education and training research and development centre. NCVER publishes widely in print and on the web on all aspects of the VET sector: research findings, conference and discussion papers, a refereed journal, a quarterly newsletter and regular statistical data on trainees, apprenticeships and TAFE graduates.

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    Learning Disabilities Resource Package

    The Learning Disabilities Resource Package publication was a 12-month two-stage project to identify the numbers of students with Learning Disability (LD) in higher education, the support and learning adjustments currently available to them, and develop an information/resource package (Opening All Options II) that contains tools for assessing learning disability and supporting students with learning disability in Australian universities.

    Opening All Options was relaunched in 2016

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    TAFE: Victoria Disability Network

    The TAFE Disability Network (TDN)- Victoria,  is the network of Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) from across the TAFE sector in Victoria.The TDN meets to discuss common concerns, current issues, provides professional development and develop/consolidate links to other networks of professionals in education provision, local and federal government areas and community based organisations.

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    Teachability: Creating Accessible Curriculum - UK

    Creating an Accessible Curriculum for Students with Disabilities. An excellent guide to help academic staff reflect on all aspects of their teaching practices from providing information for prospective students to daily teaching practices in lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, field trips and useful assessment strategies. This was developed in the UK but is equally applicable in Australia.

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    Adobe Reader Accessibility (PDFs)

    Adobe Reader is free software that can be used to read and access the information contained within PDF files. Adobe Reader contains many capabilities specifically designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to read PDF files, regardless of whether the files have been optimized for accessibility. It leverages accessibility functions built into Windows and Mac OS systems and allows adjustment of user preferences to optimize the reading experience for a variety of disabilities.

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    Just Like You - Video

    A guide to etiquette and communication with people with a disability (Video and Booklet). This video allows people with a range of disabilities to speak for themselves about how service providers, attendants and colleagues can learn to communicate better with them. Manners are not something that comes naturally; we all have to learn them. A DEST-funded WELL project, written and produced by Fran Haarsma Productions for ParaQuad Victoria.