Understanding the NDIS
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It changes forever the way support is provided to Australians with a disability. With the NDIS, you’re able to create your own plan of support and services, based on your situation today and what you would like to achieve tomorrow. It means you’ll have more control over the things that you want to do. You’re now able to identify the support you need and choose for yourself who you’d like to provide it for you.
The NDIS is administered by a government body known as the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIS is focused on you and your needs. It is designed to allow you to think about the life you’d like to lead, then have a say in the kind of support you want in order to live that life. In short, the NDIS is here to support you to achieve your goals. More than ever before, the NDIS puts you in control of your own life, allowing you to create your own plan of support and services.
There is specialist support available for people who are blind or have low vision, including those who are experiencing vision loss for the first time. Make sure to share your goals and needs relating to blindness and low vision in your planning meeting with the NDIA representative.
Download an NDIS brochure
Vision Australia has created two fully accessible guides to the NDIS. They have been developed specifically to support people who are blind or have low vision identify their NDIS needs.
- ‘Your NDIS Success: Client Information Booklet’ (Word, 157KB)
- ‘Your NDIS Success: Client Information Booklet’ (PDF, 6.3MB)