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.

Service providers

Here’s a list of organisations that provide audio description, Auslan interpretation and captioning services in New South Wales.

Easy English

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.

Access Checklists

The following are a collection of practical checklists for arts and cultural organisations to assist in improving access and developing audiences.

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.

AArts library catalogue [Word]
AArts library catalogue [PDF]

Art for Everyone: Approaches to Inclusive Practice in Arts and Mental Health

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.

Integrated Performance

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.