Access for All: Disability Awareness for Mainstream Health Providers

Access for All project is a three year (2020-2023) funded project under the NDIA’s Information Linkages and Capacity Building - Mainstream Capacity Building Program, to stimulate and encourage practice change in the delivery of mainstream health services in regional, rural and remote Queensland.

The Access for All online training course is now available

Click on the link to sign up and begin: Access for All: Disability Awareness for Mainstream Health ProvidersThe Access for All logo. The colours are dark blue and light blue. In the centre of the circle is 'ACCESS FOR ALL' and winding around the circle are the words 'Disability awareness for mainstream health providers'.. The bottom of the circle has a blue swirl to meet with the words above.

The online training course: 

  • Increases awareness and provides strategies to overcome the barriers people with disabilities experience accessing mainstream health care.
  • Provides resources to assist mainstream health providers improve the accessibility and inclusivity of the health services they provide.
  • Assists health providers understand their legislative obligations to provide accessible and inclusive care to all people.
  • Is suitable for mainstream health professionals and health administration staff.
  • CPD points available for most professions.
  • Supports health accreditation standards.

New  – the Access for All training app

If you have completed the online Access for All training course, you  an now extend your skills and knowledge in a 3D simulated training environment!

The Access for All training app is a new, innovative training App for health providers. The 3D simulated training environment provides an opportunity to practice your skills within the privacy of an app environment. Choose a character (clinician, administrator or person with disability) and work your way through short scenarios based on people with disabilities experiences of accessing mainstream health care.

The app is free and available now to download via the Apple or Androids stores.

How to access the app:

Screen shot of Access for All training App.  Three pictures side by side with a heading titled Select Scenario in bold black writing.  First picture shows a person at a clinic reception desk - the scenario is titled Attending Appointments Part one.  The second picture shows a person in a clinic waiting room - the scenario is titled Attending Appointments Part 2. The third picture is a person using a wheelchair in a clinic waiting room - the scenario is titled Getting a Prescription

Image description: Screen shot of Access for All training App.  Three pictures side by side with a heading titled Select Scenario in bold black writing.  First picture shows a person at a clinic reception desk - the scenario is titled Attending Appointments Part one.  The second picture shows a person in a clinic waiting room - the scenario is titled Attending Appointments Part 2. The third picture is a person using a wheelchair in a clinic waiting room - the scenario is titled Getting a Prescription.

Access for All Advisory Group

The Access for All Advisory Group, comprising of consumers and health professionals with a lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers with a lived experience of disability, mainstream health professionals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, Disability Advocates and CheckUP staff is providing advice and guidance for the project.

Contact us

Want to know more or to be involved? Contact Amanda Frier, Project Officer at afrier@checkup.org.au.