NDIS for Northern Territory!

NDIS for Northern Territory!

The Northern Territory has now signed on to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Prime Minister Julia Gillard and NT Chief Minister Adam Giles signed an agreement on 15 May 2013 that will see DisabilityCare Australia, the NDIS’s new name, rolled out across the territory by July 2019. The scheme will eventually cover an estimated […]

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Captioning Working Group – Communique, May 2013

Captioning Working Group – Communique, May 2013

The Captioning Working Group, an initiative of Deaf Australia, met for the first time on 2nd May 2013 with representatives from Deaf Australia, Deaf Victoria, Deafness Forum of Australia, Action on Cinema Access, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Arts Access Victoria and Media Access Australia, to discuss captioning issues across all media formats. The group […]

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Welcome to the NDIS, Queensland!

Welcome to the NDIS, Queensland!

DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme, will roll out – in full – across Queensland by July 2019. The 9 May 2013 agreement between the Federal and Queensland Governments will see DisabilityCare Australia become a reality for around 97,000 Queenslanders with disability. The Federal Government has now secured full agreements with most state and […]

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cap that! Back in 2013

cap that! Back in 2013

Now in its third year, the annual cap that! campaign is focused on asking teachers all around Australia to turn on captions in schools to improve literacy and learning benefits for all students. Captions are of great assistance for many Deaf and hearing impaired students. Research has shown that captions can improve comprehension for students […]

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