Welcome to the Community Door information portal on disability.

Disability touches the lives of many Queenslanders, with close to one in five Queenslanders living with a disability. An estimated 236,200 Queenslanders of all ages have a profound or severe disability. People with a profound or severe disability require assistance in everyday activities, such as self-care, mobility and communication. Providing people with a disability with the support to participate in all domains of life is critical.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will start in Queensland from 1 July 2016 and will be fully implemented by 30 June 2019. The NDIS will transform the way people with disability access disability care and supports, and revolutionise the way disability supports are funded and delivered.

When the roll-out is completed in 2019, around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound disability will have choice and control over the support they receive. The NDIS will also bring exciting opportunities for mainstream services, and the broader community.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to people with a disability, family and friends, and those working in the disability sector.

Deaf Services Queensland has this week launched its new website which can be viewed at www.deafservicesqld.org.au . The purpose of the redesign is to ensure clear and simple access to information for the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Queensland. The site is focused on providing a visual and...
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Nearly 13,000 Queenslanders are set to benefit from new employment opportunities thanks to the projected National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) jobs boom to come in Queensland’s disability sector. Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke today officially launched the NDIS NGO Workforce...
The Service Providers Accessibility Guide has been designed by Media Access Australia to provide you with a practical, hands-on, step-by-step way to effectively prepare and deliver content and communications to people with disabilities via computing and mobile devices. The original version of this...
The Voicebox Project is an innovative program provided by PIR Gold Coast and Gold Coast Primary Health Network empowering a group of Gold Coast residents to share their stories and to help improve access to health and community services. The project consists of local Gold Coast people, with first...
NDS Queensland is committed to assisting disability service providers to meet future market challenges, especially in the context of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reform. A key priority for providers preparing to transition from a block funded model to an individualised funding model...
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Register now to attend the Costing and pricing in a NDIS Environment workshop in Mackay. Costing and Pricing skill and knowledge is a key area for providers to improve business practices to be prepared to operate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) environment. Together with Curtin...
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Register now to attend the ImproveIT-4NDIS workshops NDS invites providers to participate in a one-day Improve-IT-4NDIS workshop. ICT capability is a key area for providers to improve business practices to be prepared to operate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) environment...
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In the lead up to the July 2016 launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), community service organisations throughout Queensland are running 'participant readiness' workshops to assist people with disabilities, as well as their families and carers, to be prepared for what the NDIS...
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Queensland Government media release More than 20 people with disability will move out of public hospitals and health facilities, thanks to $2 million of Palaszczuk Government funding – with many moving back home in time for Christmas. Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the funding...
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Vision Australia have launched a new, free Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT). An innovation that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word, the Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) supports individuals and organisations to embrace accessibility as ‘...

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