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Aids and equipment resources

This list of general assistive technology resources* is for people with a disability and their families, carers and friends, as well as for service providers and education professionals. It includes:

It is recommended that you consult with a professional for assistance to help you with evaluating and trialling assistive technology solutions that may be appropriate for you.

App guides

Provider accessibility

Government resources

Multimedia, blogs and wikis

Disability-specific resources

You can go directly to resources for:


Physical disability

Visual disability

Speech- or hearing-related disability

Down syndrome

Industry resources


*The Queensland Government does not endorse any of the suggestions included on this list, which has been developed in consultation with community organisations, educators, researchers and other professionals, as well as parents and people with a disability.

Social media accessibility

A tablet PC and a smartphone.

Do you use popular social media websites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Media Access Australia, a not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with disabilities, has published a social media guide with information about overcoming accessibility issues with popular social media websites.

Getting expert help

Information is available about who you can contact for expert help with choosing assistive technology solutions that are appropriate for you or a person you care for.

Mobile phone accessibility

The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) allows people to search for a mobile phone based on the physical features of the phone, and features assisting people with:

  • mobility/dexterity impairment
  • vision impairment
  • hearing or speech impairment
  • cognition impairment.

You can access the database to search for a mobile phone online.

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Last updated:
10 October 2017
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