*Media Release* – NSW Labor Party to establish Trial Auslan Branch

*Media Release* – NSW Labor Party to establish Trial Auslan Branch

Deaf Australia congratulates NSW Labor Party (proposed by the Honourable Sophie Cotsis and seconded by Helen Westwood) for taking the initiative to promote inclusion of deaf people into the political party. The motion at the recent NSW Labor State Conference was carried to trial the establishment of an Auslan Branch to promote greater participation of […]

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*Media Release*: Quality Caption for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Not important

*Media Release*: Quality Caption for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Not important

Broadcasters and caption providers believe that standards for captions should not be based on metrics that can be properly measured. Instead, they prefer to stick with ambiguous and inconsistent ‘readability, comprehensibility and accuracy’ standards on the Review of Caption TV Standards. More than 20% of Australian population rely on captions and it imperative that captions […]

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NDIS roll out in Tasmania

NDIS roll out in Tasmania

From 1 July 2016, eligible people in Tasmania will start entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) carefully managed and well supported way. NDIS is expected to be operating state-wide by July 2019, ultimately providing support to 10,500 Tasmanians. In Tasmania, the Scheme will be progressively rolled out, by age, over 3 years, with specific […]

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