Did you know that you can receive government funding for your upcoming Australian disability conference?

The Australian Government is inviting applications for funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) 2016-17. A total of $315,000 has been made available for national conferences with a disability focus which are held between July 1 2016 and June 30 2017.

Each conference could be eligible for up to $10,000 to provide services and support to allow people with a disability to participate in your conference.

Funding can be used to:

  • Facilitate access so that people with disability can participate in conferences (e.g. Live captioning)
  • Assist people with disability with the costs of attending conferences
  • Assist carers with the costs of attending conferences

So what can you do to facilitate access at your event? Live captioning is a fantastic tool for providing access to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Check out 6 benefits of using live captions at your event.

Applications close on Wednesday 27 April at 2:00pm AEST. More information can be found at the Department of Social Services website.

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