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New provider for the National Relay Service

The Commonwealth Government has awarded the contract to deliver the National Relay Service (NRS) to a global business services company, Concentrix Services. Concentrix will deliver the NRS for 3 years from 1 October 2019. The new contract maintains the current funding...

The new Government must listen to 4 million Australians

We want the new Government to listen to 4 million Australians and make hearing health & wellbeing a national priority.   One in six Australians has a hearing issue of some kind – that’s almost four million people that have hearing loss, an ear and balance disorder...

Shop smart and use your right

New videos and guides are available to help consumers with disability understand their rights. These include: An educational video on how to shop smart and use your rights. Easy English educational video (with Casey and Reece) on how to shop smart. Fact sheet with a...

Help your learning reader by turning on TV captions

My husband and I like having the captions on while we’re watching a TV show so we can keep the volume down without missing any dialogue (writes Meghan Moravcik Walbert). Because of that, the captions are almost always on when my son takes over the TV — a fact that...

What does being deaf feel like?

What do deaf people wish they could hear? Through sign and speech, eight profoundly deaf Australians give insights into their lives. Watch on ABC iview, strong language warning, not suitable for viewers under 15.

Australian tradies exposed to excess noise levels at work

Almost one in five Australian working men experienced noise above the recommended occupational limit on their most recent working day, new research led by Curtin University has found. Reasearchers also found that most of those who work in hazardous noise environments...