Independent Review of the NDIS Act Submission
Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide comment to the independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act 2013. Vision 2020 Australia strongly supports the objects and principles of the NDIS Act, particularly the intention to ensure that participants are able to realise their potential and participate in social and economic life fully and independently.
That being said, Vision 2020 Australia is concerned that there are a number of barriers embedded within the access criteria with the potential to disadvantage and restrict the availability of quality supports and services for people who are blind or vision impaired. Vision 2020 Australia therefore provides comment to the Australian Government to indicate how the legislative framework may be adjusted to ensure people who are blind or vision impaired do not fall between the cracks.