Archive for COVID – 19 Updates

Open Letter – Interpreter on Broadcast Networks

1 June 2020 Deaf Australia and the members of the Deaf Community in Australia wish to express sincere appreciation for the Australian government (both state/ territory and Federal) providing Auslan interpreters during COVID-19 briefings and announcements. Having accurate knowledge ensures Deaf people can make informed decisions and take appropriate action to protect themselves, their family […]

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Interpreter on TV

Since the Bushfires last year, Deaf Australia sent letters to Premiers and Prime Minister reminding them their obligations to provide interpreters on TV, obligation outlined in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. This has been supported by a research conducted by Curtin University where they demonstrated that live captioning is […]

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Easter 2020 – Updates

Easter 2020 – Updates Deaf Australia submitted ‘Issues and Challenge with Telehealth Service and Medical Services for Auslan users during Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the Advisory Committee formed by Morrison Government focusing on provision of medical supports for People with Disability. You can find this document here. The document recommends the following: That the Government provide […]

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Open Letter to the National Cabinet

We are a diverse range of organisations from across Australia, representing the interests of people with disability, their families, carers and support persons. Collectively, we have significant, direct and growing knowledge of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID19) on people with disability in Australia. Australians with disability represent some of the most excluded of all Australians […]

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