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Online learning hard for students with disability >

Online learning hard for students with disability >

Lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus included closure of both basic and higher education institutions. Because of the pandemic, most educational institutions, including universities, abruptly went online. Online learning management systems and platforms were consequently adopted. The preliminary findings of a project by University of South Africa point to an urgent […]

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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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How to stop headphones damaging your hearing >

How to stop headphones damaging your hearing >

With our lives increasingly spent plugged into our phones and computers, you possibly find your ears are frequently sporting headphones. As it stands, one in six Australians suffers from hearing loss, and the number is expected to rise to one in four by 2050, says Professor David McAlpine, the academic director of Macquarie University Hearing. […]

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Auslan assistance for the Census on 10 August >

Auslan assistance for the Census on 10 August >

Auslan video assistance is available to help you complete the Census household form. Introduction and instructions Introduction video Household form instructions How to get more help Census form questions There is Auslan assistance for every question on the paper household form. Frequently asked questions There are Auslan videos to assist you with Frequently asked Census questions […]

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Webinar about COVID-19 vaccination program >>

Webinar about COVID-19 vaccination program >>

The Commonwealth Department of Health is hosting a webinar on Thursday 5 August to answer vaccination questions and provide support through the COVID-19 vaccination program. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM AEST. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dept-of-health-meeting-for-people-with-disability-their-families-carers-tickets-165210120919

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You want the child to understand the world >>

You want the child to understand the world >>

Macquarie University linguistics lecturer Della Goswell — an Auslan/English interpreter and educator — believes that the lack of access to a first language for some deaf children had created “a generation of deaf adults who are frustrated and angry they didn’t get the education and socialisation they deserved from the start”. She said many deaf […]

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