**Media Release** International Day of Sign Language formally adopted by UN and announcement of National Week of Deaf People 2018

Deaf Australia wishes to congratulate the United Nations in adopting the resolution for the International Day of Sign Languages today at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. International Day of Sign Languages will be held on 23 September annually. The World Federation of the Deaf, which Deaf Australia is a National Member, have sought support […]

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Posted in: Deaf Australia News, International Week of the Deaf, National Week of Deaf People (NWDP)

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*Media Release* Announcement of Marriage Equality Ballot results on Broadcast Television

Deaf Australia wishes to congratulate the Yes campaign for Marriage Equality for its successful campaign of the for the same-sex marriage survey. This is one of the most important and historic announcements to the members of the Australian communities, yet, Deaf Australia is expressing extreme disappointments with several broadcasters in failing to include Auslan interpreter […]

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Posted in: Community Information in Auslan

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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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Posted in: Captioning

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