Archive for September, 2016

National Week of Deaf People 2016 (15 – 23 October 2016)

National Week of Deaf People 2016 (15 – 23 October 2016)

With Auslan, I am Equal Each year, starting on 3rd weekend of October, Deaf Australia and the deaf community in Australia celebrate National Week of Deaf People (NWDP). Deaf Australia will be launching the NWDP at the National Auslan Conference in Melbourne and there will be heaps of activities organised by various organisations, clubs and […]

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New Standards to be Relevant for Deaf Commercial Drivers

New Standards to be Relevant for Deaf Commercial Drivers

The National Transport Commission has recently released new ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive’ Standards for commercial and private vehicle drivers which will take effect on 1 October 2016.
The new standards take on board the deaf and hard of hearing driver’s competency, alertness, and use of alternative technology devices such as GPS, alert systems and so on.

Under current standards, all commercial drivers who have more than 40db hearing loss are required to wear hearing aids. Failure to wear hearing aids resulted in licences being revoked, not be renewed, or be reclassified to lesser capacity, and in some cases, fined.

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