The Department of Social Services has contracted a company called Colmar Brunton to conduct two surveys about communication of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Department wants to find out how well they are communicating with people with disability, their families and carers. The first survey ran from 4-16 June 2014. The second survey will run in the first two weeks of July 2014.
Participation is voluntary, but Deaf Australia encourages any Deaf people who have been involved in the NDIS trial sites to do the survey. It is important that Deaf people’s needs, opinions and views are given to the Department, so the Government can make sure they will make the right decisions about how they will communicate with Deaf people in the future.
Please spread the word to make sure people with disability, their families and carers living in the following NDIS trial sites know about the survey and can choose to complete it if they want to:
- whole of ACT
- Barkly region in NT
- Lake Macquarie in NSW
- Perth Hills area in WA
- for parents of children aged 0 – 13 in whole of South Australia.
All information collected through the survey will be kept strictly confidential and only be used for research purposes. No personal or identifiable information will be collected through the survey – it will be completely anonymous. Colmar Brunton protects research participants’ rights by adhering to the National Privacy Principles and the Australian, Market and Social Research Society’s Code of Professional Behaviour.
You can find the survey at: http://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p1836207637.aspx.
For more information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, please visit www.ndis.gov.au