Captioning on Broadcast Programs – an update.

Deaf Australia wishes to share with you an update on captioning of broadcast programs. The current legislation, “Broadcasting Services Act,” requires broadcasters to caption a targeted number of hours of free-to-air and subscription programs that are broadcasted through its network each day. It does not include internet programs. Within the Broadcasting Service Act, it has […]

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Bridging the Gap with Andy Dexterity

(Auslan Video included) Deaf Australia wants to reassure the deaf community about Andy Dexterity’s intention as an Ambassador for Deaf Australia. We acknowledge deaf members’ views and opinions and wish to clarify for Deaf Australians our partnership with Andy Dexterity. Deaf Australia has always believed that the Australian community could do more to promote inclusion […]

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*Media Release* National deaf and disability peak bodies dissatisfied with Turnbull government announcement on the National Relay Service

*Media Release* National deaf and disability peak bodies dissatisfied with Turnbull government announcement on the National Relay Service

On 23 June 2017, the Government announced its commitment to ensure the sustainability of the National Relay Service (NRS). The National Relay Service is an essential service for deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and speech impaired citizens. It provides near equivalent communication services for those who  cannot use standard telephone services. The commitment to the […]

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ACMA prepares draft exemptions and target reduction for Fetch TV

Australian Communication and Media Authority are seeking Deaf Australia’s response to ACMA’s draft exemption and target reduction for Fetch TV. For the following channels: Baby TV Bloomberg CNBC Asia Pacific CGTN (formerly CCTV News) France 24 (English) Euronews NDTC 24×7 HGTV Australian Christian Channel Travel Channel Food Network Nat Geo Wild (reduce target) Deaf Australia […]

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