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Factors in captioning and patterns of caption use

Factors in captioning and patterns of caption use

Captions is the text version of speech and other sounds in traditional audio-visual media such as films, television, DVDs and online videos. Captions are provided to enhance audio content and benefit people: with hearing difficulties with learning difficulties with diverse learning styles who experience difficulty accessing online videos for reasons related to issues with their […]

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It’s not bad enough to qualify me for the NDIS

It’s not bad enough to qualify me for the NDIS

My experience with hearing loss support shows ‘fixing’ Labor’s NDIS will be no easy feat By Annabel Hennessy writing for The West Australian I was 21 and just about to graduate from university when I was first diagnosed as hearing impaired. When he looked at the scores from my hearing test, the audiologist said he […]

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I thought needing captions meant I was getting old. Not so.

I thought needing captions meant I was getting old. Not so.

I thought needing captions meant I was getting old. Turns out it is all the rage among the kids. By Arwa Mahdawi writing for The Guardian Apparently, four out of five viewers between 18 and 25 put subtitles (captions) on – but it is not for the reasons you might think. First, there were the creaky […]

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Learn Lipreading online! A first in Australia…

Learn Lipreading online! A first in Australia…

Read Our Lips Australia is a self-paced online course for learning to Lipread. It is dedicated to supporting people with hearing loss and their families by improving their quality of life through increased communication skills. It is by Australians for Australians and was created by experienced lipreading instructors, users are guided through online modules at […]

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NDIS: people with communication difficulties

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need. Am I eligible for the NDIS? Are you aged between 7 and 65? If not, you may be able to access other supports. Find out about NDIS and Aged Care Do you […]

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New report on young Australians with hearing loss >

New report on young Australians with hearing loss >

Hearing Australia has published a report on young people it had provided with audiological and hearing aid or cochlear implant speech processor support services, who were under the age of 26 years at 31 December 2020. The report, for the 2020 calendar year, provides information at national and state/territory levels and includes: Number of children […]

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