Large Print (18 point or larger)
The symbol for large print is 'Large Print' printed in 18 Point or larger text. In addition to indicating that large print versions of books, pamphlets, museum guides and theater programs are available, you may use the symbol on conference or membership forms to indicate that print materials may be provided in large print. Sans serif or modified serif print with good contrast is highly recommended, and special attention should be paid to letter and word spacing.
Access (Other Than Print or Braille) for Individuals Who are Blind or have Low Vision
This symbol may be used to indicate access for people who are blind or have low vision, including: a guided tour, a path to a nature trail or a scent garden in a park; and a tactile tour or a museum exhibition that may be touched.
The wheelchair symbol should only be used to indicate access for individuals with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. For example, the symbol is used to indicate an accessible entrance, bathroom or that a phone is lowered for wheelchair users. Remember that a ramped entrance is not completely accessible if there are no curb cuts, and an elevator is not accessible if it can only be reached via steps.
Assistive Listening System
Assistive listening systems are installed in many venues and are used to amplify or enhance sound quality via hearing aids, headsets or other devices. They include infrared, loop and FM systems. Portable systems may be available from the same audiovisual equipment suppliers that service conferences and meetings.
Audio description enhances live performance, film and visual art for people who are Blind or vision impaired. Through a small radio receiver the patron receives a spoken description of visual elements by a trained audio describer. This service makes persons who are blind or have low vision.
Braille indicates that written materials are available in Braille. This could include labelling, marketing, publications and signage at the venue.
This symbol indicates that a television program or video is closed captioned for deaf or hard of hearing persons (and others). TV sets that have a built-in or a separate decoder are equipped to display dialogue for programs that are captioned. Also, videos that are part of exhibitions may be closed captioned using the symbol with instructions to press a button for captioning.
The Information Symbol
The most valuable commodity of today's society is information; to a person with disability it is essential. For example, the symbol may be used on signage or on a floor plan to indicate the location of the information or security desk, where there is more specific information or materials concerning access accommodations and services such as "LARGE PRINT" materials, audio cassette recordings of materials, or sign interpreted tours.
Open Captioning turns audio content into text for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Dialogue and other sounds are translated into text that is displayed on a screen such as video, movie, television program or exhibit audio for everyone to see, enabling the audience to read what is being said. It also keeps sound levels to a minimum in museums and restaurants.
This icon indicates a performance or event specifically designed for people with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities or other sensory and communication disorders who benefit from a more relaxed and supportive environment. A relaxed attitude is taken to noise and movement among the audience and audience members can enter and exit the venue throughout the show.
Sign Language Interpretation
Using the Sign Language Interpreting symbol tells Deaf Australian Sign Language (Auslan) users that Auslan interpreting is provided for a performance, film, guided exhibitions tour, forum, workshop or event. Interpreting ensures Deaf Auslan users can engage with the performance or event using their native language.
Visual Eye Symbols
The Visual Eye Symbols indicates what percentage of a performance or an event that is accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing people.
Visual Eye Symbol 100
No music of dialogue or all dialogue is open captioned.
Visual Eye Symbol 75
Fully open captioned providing access to spoken word but not background music or sounds.
Visual Eye Symbol 50
May have music/sounds in the background, or may be partly open captioned or scripts/descriptions are given to the audience before the event on request.
Volume Control Telephone
This symbol indicates the location of telephones that have handsets with amplified sound and/or adjustable volume controls.
The Companion Card is issued to disabled people who require lifelong attendant care support, to enable participation at events, activities and venues without incurring the price of a second ticket for their companion.
Everyone should have a chance to take part in the arts (going to galleries and the theatre)
culture (visiting old buildings and museums)
leisure (going to a nature reserve or playing video games
and sport (playing sport and watching football).
Sometimes it hard to take part in these things and we want to make it easier.
Sometimes we need better access like ramps, easy read or Auslan.
and sometimes it is being made feel welcome.
Some organisations are doing well and include everyone but we need to share what they have learnt with other organisations.
Taking part in the arts, culture, leisure, culture and sport helps to make people feel more included in society.
Sign up to take part in 30 X 30 to try new activities.
UN Convention on Disability Rights
The Australian Government has signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability.
This Convention trys to make sure that all Deaf and disabled people around the world have the same rights as non-disabled people and be treated equally.