Deaf WA woman, Drisana Levitzke-Gray, has been announced as a finalist in the National Disability Awards, held at Parliament House each year on 3 December.Continue Reading →
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Former president of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Dr Markku Jokinen received an honorary doctorate degree from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Jyväskylä of Finland on 24 August 2013.Continue Reading →
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has called for new legislation that would mandate minimum standards around accessibility for content and communications services, which is necessary to ensure no Australians are excluded from the digital age.
At the M-Enabling Australasia 2013 conference in Sydney in August, ACCAN CEO Teresa Corbin said too many consumers were missing out due to inaccessible technology. She said that the USA 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act is a model that Australia should follow.
Last week, Deaf Australia sent out a media release regarding the Abbott Government’s decision to cut the Disability Ministry. We wanted the government to reinstate the Disability Ministry and also confirm their commitment to the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) because we had heard concerns from our members about a rumour that the EAF may be […]Continue Reading →
Tony Abbott shocked the nation on Monday when he announced his new cabinet; eliminating key ministerial portfolios, including Disability, Women, and Mental Health. Deaf Australia has condemned the move, saying it will take Australia backwards. “With this decision, Tony has already broken his promise made in his victory speech, saying there would be “no surprises, […]Continue Reading →