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In late 2020 the Department of Social Services consulted on the Outcomes Frameworks for the National Disability Strategy (the Strategy) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Outcomes Frameworks are intended to track progress over time to consider whether the Strategy and NDIS are improving the lives of people with disability in Australia.

In ACCAN’s submission, we explained that accessible and affordable digital communications technologies are essential to facilitate a more inclusive and accessible society for people with disability in Australia. We argued that outcomes and measures relating to digital communications technologies must therefore be included in the Outcomes Frameworks for both the Strategy and the NDIS.

In addition, we made recommendations regarding:

  • The essentiality of accessible and affordable digital communications technologies to the success of the Strategy and the NDIS;

  • The need to incorporate ACCAN’s Ideal Accessible Communications Roadmap into the Outcomes Frameworks; and

  • The need to update the Outcomes Frameworks to include indicators that specifically relate to digital communications technologies.

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