What is print disability?

The reasons for print disability vary but may include:

  • vision impairment or blindness
  • physical dexterity problems such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, arthritis or paralysis
  • learning disability, such as dyslexia
  • brain injury or cognitive impairment
  • literacy difficulties
  • early dementia

How print disability affects individuals

Print disability will affect individuals in different ways, depending on a wide range of issues, including degree of impairment, degree of motivation, support, education, available resources and more.

A person experiencing a print disability is typically denied a broad range of information that the majority of Australians take for granted.  In many cases, the absence of such information will result in ignorance and lack of action or sole reliance on the advice of a third party.  All Australians have the right to equal access to information.
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