Universal Access Symbols
Access symbols should be used to promote the accessibility of venues and services. They advertise your accessibility to employees, customers, audiences and anyone else who needs access to your venue, building or offices.
Here’s a list of organisations that provide audio description, Auslan interpretation and captioning services in New South Wales.
Easy English is a way of communicating information in a very clear and easy-to-understand way using a combination of simple words and images. Scope has a range of practical and accessible resources about Easy English, from fact sheets to style guides.
The following are a collection of practical checklists for arts and cultural organisations to assist in improving access and developing audiences.
- Organisation Access Checklist [Word]
- Accessibility Starter Kit Checklist [Word]
- Marketing and Communications Checklist [Word]
- Transport and Accessible Parking Checklist [Word]
- Building Maintenance and Access Checklist [Word]
- Signage and Communications Checklist [Word]
- Ticketing, Seating and Services Checklist [Word]
- Exhibition Environments Checklist [Word]
Useful links and documents
Accessible Arts Library
View our extensive listing of books and materials relating to the arts and disability sector. If you see something you like, please get in touch with your request and we an arrange a time for you to come in and read the resource at our offices at the Rocks.
This a workbook developed by Arts Access Victoria. It’s full of tips to support people and organisations who wish to develop inclusive art programs in a meaningful and respectful way. Download it from the Arts Access Website.
The InterACT Resource Kit has been designed to assist those who want to work in integrated performance settings.
Arts Access Organisations in Australia
National body: Arts Access Australia
Northern Territory: INCITE Arts NT
Queensland: Access Arts Queensland
South Australia: Access2Arts SA
Victoria: Arts Access Victoria
Western Australia: DADAA WA
National Disability Insurance Scheme [NDIS]
The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. It will provide eligible people with a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and to participate in daily life. Read more on the NDIS website.