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NDIS – The National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS represents a landmark change in disability funding within Australia. It presents the opportunity for you to ensure that your child’s support needs are more fully funded with greater self-determination and choice. Its aim is to ensure that people with disabilities receive the necessary and essential funding to provide services to meet their specific needs, access to adaptive equipment, and increased participation in the wider community. It may also present parents and carers with increased support. The intention of the scheme is to address perceived gaps in disability funding and ensure that funds are directed where they are most needed.

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Tech News

You may have heard of the new iOS app ‘Seeing AI’ – David Woodbridge of Vision Australia reviews it here.

The latest version of NVDA 2017.4 is here. And it’s cool.

Ace is a DAISY project that checks accessibility compliance of ePub

Someone wrote a blog post about Business Ideas for People with Disabilities..

The Bulletin

The Bulletin is the Statewide Vision Resource Centre’s fortnightly newsletter.

The latest edition is here:
Issue 19, 2017 | or find our complete Bulletin archive here.

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2017 Support Skills Try Day

From Garry Stinchcombe, Support Skills Program Coordinator
When: November 17th 2017, 9:30am to 1:15pm
Where: SVRC Donvale 370 Sprinvale Rd Donvale in the Ground of the Heatherwood School
Eligibility: Students who will be between Grade 4 and Year 10 in 2018, enrolled in a Victorian school and have been to EVAC.
What to do: Go to the SVRC website and under Education Programs locate the Support Skills information. Fill in the online form to register for the Try Day.
Closing date: Monday November 13 2017
For further information, please contact Garry Stinchcombe, Support Skills Program Coordinator on (03) 9841 0242 or email: ssp@svrc.vic.gov.edu.au

Learn More with SVRC Tutorials!

Our tutorials and quick guides are here to help you learn and expand on your knowledge of assistive  technology. 

Tutorials and Quick Guides

Recent Videos

 

Review: Talking Typer for iOS

APH have released an iOS version of the Talking Typer app. It’s fully VoiceOver accessible. Check out our review here:

Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 1: An Overview

Garry Stinchcombe takes a look at the Victor Reader Stream.

Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 2: Physical Orientation

Garry takes us on a tour of the physical orientation of the Victor Reader Stream. He looks at the various ports and buttons and shows how to change the battery.

Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 3: Orientation to the Keypad

In this video, SVRC’s Garry Stinchcombe guides us on a tour of the Victor Reader Stream’s keypad.

Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 4: Power, Pitch, Speed and Volume

In this video, Garry goes through the powering on and off, as well as adjusting the speed, pitch and volume settings on the Victor Reader Stream New Generation.

Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 5: The Bookshelf

The bookshelf is how you navigate through the content on your Victor Reader Stream New Generation. In this tutorial – Garry shows you how.