Sight and Hearing-Impaired Resources


Sight and Hearing-Impaired Resources

The below resource list is for people for people who are sight and hearing impaired.  These resources will be updated regularly as more are found.



Chronic Pain

  • Audiobook:  Explain Pain (link)
  • Journal Article:  Focus on pain in the blind (link)
  • Learning Ally:  Chronic Pain Audiobook List (link)
  • Book:  Manage your pain [braille] : practical and positive ways of adapting to chronic pain (link)
  • Book Authority:  16 Best Chronic Pain Audiobooks (link)
  • Website:  Pain Management Network – accessibility options are available in the top right corner to assist with visibility (link)


Other Resources

  • Vision Australia:  How can we help? (link)
  • Vision Australia: Library (link)
  • Vision Australia:  Employment Assistance (link)
  • Vision Australia: COVID-19 Information (link)
  • NDIS Information (link)


Please note, if you have an iPhone, there is a text to speech system built into your phone.  Go to settings / general / accessibility / speech and turn on Speak Screen. This method will allow you to use any e-reading app you want, such as Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, iBooks and hundreds of others.  All you have to do is swipe downwards from the top of the screen to initiate the playbook controls and your e-book will be narrated by Siri.  If you have an android, open your device’s setting app, select accessibility, the text-to-speech output.



Chronic Pain

  • Video with subtitles:  Understanding pain and what to do about it in less than 5 mins (link)
  • Transcript:  Understanding pain and what to do about it in less than 5 mins (link)


For the below educational video’s please press CC at the base of the video to enable subtitles/closed captions:

    • Video:  Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioids (link)
    • Video:  Understanding Pain: Brainman chooses (link)
    • Video:  Understanding Pain – Understanding Pain Chapter 1 (link)
    • Video:  Whole Person Management – Understanding Pain Chapter 2  (link)
    • Video:  Tame The Beast — It’s time to rethink persistent pain (link)


Other Resources

  • Auslan Interpreters (link)
  • Book an Interpreter – Fees (link)
  • Deaf Society:  Employment (link)
  • Deaf Society: Family Support (link)
  • Deaf Society: Equipment (link)
  • Deaf Society:  Translation (link)


Please note,  you can connect a refreshable braille display to your Android device via Bluetooth, using an app on your Android called BrailleBack. BrailleBack works with the TalkBack screen reader to provide a combined speech and braille experience.  As you use BrailleBack, screen content appears on your braille display, and you can navigate and interact with your device using the keys on the display. You can also input text using the braille keyboard.



National Relay Service (NRS): If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY (teletypewriter) users phone 133 677 then ask for the number you wish to call
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for the number you wish to call
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for the number you wish to call