Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation working in more than 440 communities across Australia supporting just over 16,000 people living in their own homes or in residential houses that we manage. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. Our beginnings were simple but clear – create services where the decision around the type of support being received is made by the person receiving it. We remain true to that vision today.
The Information Access Group is a communication agency that specialises in accessibility. We believe that information should be accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, older people and those with low levels of literacy. In order to meet these communication challenges, we provide a range of services, including Easy Read and plain language conversions, and accessible website development and graphic design.
Scope is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to support people with physical, intellectual, and multiple disabilities achieve their goals.
We provide a range of services for both children and adults, including lifestyle options, individualised support, therapy, supported accommodation, and community inclusion.
Our mission is simple; to enable the people we support to live as empowered and equal citizens.
Whatever an individual’s goal in life, Scope can make it happen.
Disability Employment Session Sponsor
Disability Employment Australia is the peak industry body for Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES). We are recognised internationally as the pre-eminent organisation representing, supporting and resourcing the disability employment sector throughout Australia.
As a membership organisation, we exist to represent the interests of Disability Employment Services at a national level to government and a range of other stakeholders, such as consumer and employer groups. Disability Employment Australia supports the Australian Government to deliver high quality employment support to people with disability in Australia.
We strive to inspire, challenge and celebrate the Disability Employment Services sector.
Photo Booth Sponsor
Dean Holland specialises in photography for charities and social causes. Striking images to promote your organisation, evaluate projects or for participatory action. Images that change hearts and share marginalised peoples’ point of view. With a PhD in development education and 11 years as a professional photographer, Dean takes photos to transform the way we see people.
Keynote speaker Sponsor
The Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University aims to generate an evidence base to inform the development of practices, programs and policies to enable community participation of people with a disability and promote their social inclusion. Research activities are conducted across three broad themes:
- Effectiveness of disability services;
- Building the evidence base for participation and inclusion; and
- Enabling mainstream services to be more inclusive.
As Australia’s leading disability service provider, House with No Steps is dedicated to helping people with a disability live a great life.
We provide support people with a disability across NSW, Qld, Vic and the ACT.
Chill Lounge Sponsor
Summerland Credit Union provides the full range of banking services to individuals, families and community groups around Australia.
Customers receive protection with the Australian Federal Government Deposit Guarantee.
Since 1964 and with strong social Values as a customer-owned financial institution, decisions are made to benefit customers, not external shareholders.
Our Vision is “making a difference” and we deliver this to customers every day.
Refreshment Break Sponsor
Disability and Inclusion at Deakin is more than our courses. We are dedicated to inclusive teaching practice and technologies, campus accessibility and support.
We are committed to producing graduates with the most up to date and relevant knowledge in relation to disability and social inclusion, and who understand the significance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with a Disability.
Be part of a movement, and a new direction for disability and inclusion at Deakin.
Refreshment Break Sponsor
Taylor & Francis partners with researchers, scholarly societies, and institutions worldwide to bring knowledge to life. We are one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly works, with content spanning all areas from Arts and Humanities to Science, Technology and Medicine.
Our global network of 20 offices, including the Melbourne-based Australasia office, enables Taylor & Francis to provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies, authors, and library colleagues around the world.
Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) is a disability rights organisation led by people with intellectual disability. For more than 60 years we have been working to ensure a community where all people with intellectual disability are valued. We speak up on the big issues, we provide information and learning opportunities, we empower individuals and communities.