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What support can I get through the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may fund supports to help you to access information. For it to be funded it needs to be linked to a goal you have identified in your plan.

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary for you. This means they are related to your disability and are required for you to live your life and achieve your goals. You can read more about reasonable and necessary supports on the NDIS website.

How can I get information in the format I need?

Support is available from providers to convert items for you into Braille or audio when you need them. The types of items that can be converted could be:
• Cookbooks
• Books for leisure
• Bus and train timetables
• Children’s story books

Providers can also produce tactile maps, diagrams, and adhesive Braille labels, which are applied to household items and also placed over the print in children’s books to enable both people who are sighted and those with a vision impairment to read a book together.

You can also get your NDIS plan in the alternate format that you need.