Australia is currently in the midst of an unprecedented emergency with the COVID-19 pandemic, following the summer bushfire crisis.
People with disability can be severely affected by emergencies and may be at a higher risk of experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation at these times.
The United Nations says that including people with disabilities in all stages of emergency planning and response can help save lives.
Vision Australia will be providing a response to the Disability Royal Commission Emergency Response Consultation and we want to hear from you.
By providing us with feedback on the Government’s response to COVID-19 and the Australian Bushfires, we will be able to better shape government emergency response to ensure it meets the needs of people who are blind or have low vision into the future.