Our Accessible Information Services provide individuals and workplaces with access to information, facilities and services. This can range from providing students with vision impairment their study resources in an accessible format, to assisting workplaces in creating accessible websites or physical spaces.
Website and App Accessibility
We work with your web development teams to ensure your websites are WCAG 2.1. (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) compliant and can be accessed by all stakeholders.
Print/Alternative Format Production
We transcribe a range of items including computer files, printed books or existing recordings (including analogue tapes) into Braille and/or audio formats on request.
We can convert textbooks, manuals, instructional material, exam papers, newsletters, novels, utility bills and Disability Access Inclusion Plans (DAIPs).
VisAbility conducts accessibility training workshops on converting material to accessible formats, to ensure your information can be easily understood by all.
Easy English conversions
We can create an Easy English version or your documents. Easy English allows information to be understood by all, including people with an intellectual disability, a cognitive disability, reduced experience with reading and writing English, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, including people from the Deaf community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our Library produces special audio book formats known as DAISY, for people who have a print disability.
Print Disability Services Program
VisAbility is one of two service providers included in the Federal Government’s Print Disability Services Program (link opens in new window) for 2018-2021.
The Federal Government is providing funding to produce alternative formats of printed and digital material, to meet the needs of people living with a print disability.
This program improves access to printed products for all Australians.
VisAbility’s Accessible Information Services and Library Services provides a range of options for alternative materials. The funding will be used to support the growth and development of these services, ensuring the continued production and conversion of materials into Braille, large print, tactical graphics and e-text as well as audio files and DAISY readers.
Assistive Technology Coordinator
David is an Occupational Therapist, with specialist knowledge in Access Consultancy and Assistive Technology.
His role at VisAbility includes advocating for people with vision impairment through Local Government Access and Inclusion Advisory Groups, providing accessibility advice through audits on physical and web access. David also works with the Assistive Technology and Specialist Services team.
David has a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) from Curtin University, Professional Certification in Web Accessibility from the University of South Australia and a Certificate IV in Access Consulting through the Access Institute.
Digital Accessibility Specialist
Vithya is the Digital Accessibility Specialist at VisAbility. She has been in this profession for almost 11 years.
Her role includes providing accessibility consultation, training, website and document auditing, document remediation in various alternative formats, and guidelines on how to create accessible videos, podcasts, and social media posts.
In 2019, Vithya was one of the Web Access Judges for the Centre for Accessibility’s Australian Access Award.
Vithya has a Professional Certification in Web Accessibility from the University of South Australia and Masters of Innovation Technologies from ECU, specialising in multimedia, sound design and 3D surround sound.
How to get support
Please complete the form below to make an initial enquiry about the low vision services and support we can provide. Our Client Experience Team will contact you to discuss your individual needs both now and into the future.