Online Disability Hub Launches
22 July 2014 at 12:03 pm
Disability support organisation Lifestart has unveiled a collaborative online support platform called Online Inclusion (Oi) to provide a national information hub on disability.
Lifestart is a Not for Profit that provides early childhood intervention and school age years social inclusion programs to children living with disability or delay and their families and carers.
Lifestart says Oi will offer a structured and informal online support platform for people with a disability who are isolated and concerned about where to go for information.
It says over 65 organisations from across Australia have partnered with the project to ensure accurate information and resources can be accessed easily.
“Whether you are a person living with a disability, family member, carer or a person working in the field, Oi can provide support, access, online group sessions and much more,” the CEO of Lifestart, Suzanne Becker, said.
“Our aim is to ensure that people living with a disability can be included in all types of activities, work and community events.
“As an online hub, Oi offers a secure platform for people in regional and remote areas to access information, online therapy and support.”
Other services that will be provided by Oi include social networking, chat opportunities, a creative resource centre, online therapy and record management.
“This is an exciting initiative which will ultimately empower people to make better informed decisions about their support options,” Suzanne Becker said.
“Oi is supported by The Trust Company, part of Perpetual as Trustee.”
Minister for Communications the Malcolm Turnbull will launch the platform on Monday 28 July at the Sydney Opera House.