The internet allows anyone with an internet connection to connect with other people and participate online, but for people with a hearing, sight or mobility impairment, many social media websites and applications are not always easy to use.

Further, with so many different new products out there, finding the right telephone, tablet or accessory to meet specific needs can be overwhelming.

There is, however, a range of means to improve the accessibility of internet and phone services.

This page will be regularly updated with information about accessibility in general, and for rural, regional and remote Australians specifically.

Finding an accessible phone or tablet

Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide disability telecommunications service that provides independent, up-to-date information on every day telecommunication products and assistive technology suitable for people with disabilities.

This free service also provides information about product training, set-up, on-going support and equipment provision (where available). At Accessible Telecoms, you can find training on the devices you use and in a mode that is appropriate for you.

Need more information?

Contact our Helpdesk directly. We can discuss your requirements and help with finding appropriate resources.