Information in Auslan

NDIS concepts in Auslan

Many NDIS concepts have not previously been translated in to Auslan so equivalent ways of signing them is required. A diverse linguistic team was formed to create the signs to ensure they are accurate and reflect the diversity of language in Auslan across Australia. These signs were created for the purpose of translating existing information in to Auslan, but they have been provided to help all Auslan speakers understand and talk about NDIS concepts in the same way.

What is the NDIS

This video will help you understand key information about the NDIS including what it is, if you can access it, when it will be available, and why it’s important.

Participant booklets

Three participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey, The videos below are translated from the 3 participant booklets. To download the original booklets, see the Booklets and Factsheets page.

Booklet 1 – Applying for the NDIS

Booklet 1 covers:

  • what the NDIS does and who is involved
  • how to apply for the NDIS
  • what the NDIS funds.

Booklet 2 - Creating your NDIS plan

Booklet 2 covers:

  • getting ready for your planning conversation
  • creating your NDIS plan
  • receiving your approved NDIS plan

Booklet 3 - Using your NDIS plan

Booklet 3 covers:

  • what your plan includes
  • how to use your plan
  • how to choose and pay for your supports and services
  • how to prepare for a plan reassessment

My NDIS Pathway

My NDIS pathway is your guide to becoming an NDIS participant.

This video will help you understand the path you will travel as the NDIS begins to work with you. It will provide an overview of what to expect at each stage.

Participant Service Charter and Participant Service Improvement Plan

This video will help you understand how the Service Charter, Service Guarantee and Service Improvement Plan work together to make a better NDIS for you.

Working with NDIS

This video will help you understand the role of providers in the NDIS market place.

Reasonable and necessary and Permanent and Significant disability

This video will help you understand what the NDIS means when they talk about reasonable and necessary supports and permanent and significant disability.

Webinars with Auslan interpreters and live captions

The NDIA hosts regular webinars on key topics related to the NDIS. The webinars are free and include Auslan interpreters and live captions.

If you can't join the webinar live, a recording and a transcript is available on our Webinars page.

Easy Read

Key information is also translated to Easy Read. Many people find Easy Read content useful, including people who have difficulty reading English. 

Contact us accessibility services

Translating and interpreting

For a free-of-charge translator or interpreter phone 131 450

If you have hearing or speech loss

TTY: 1800 555 677
Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

National relay service

Visit the National Relay Service website or phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 800 110

This page current as of
19 January 2023