People with a disability are mothers, fathers, friends, neighbours, employees, bosses, customers and community leaders. Just like you.
Promoting supportive and inclusive communities where people with a disability can participate equally in community life is an important priority for the department and the state government.
One of the ways we can contribute to achieving this priority is by communicating effectively with and about people with a disability. This involves:
A way with words
The Better Communication postcard series provides practical tips to help people feel more comfortable and confident about interacting with people with a disability.
The Complex Communication Needs booklet was produced in an acknowledgement of the impact that skilled communication partners can have on the success of communication. Communication board has been developed as a tool to enhance communication between Paramedics and patients.