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Don’t wait for clear facemasks – make your own sign

Seen on Facebook: “The mandatory face mask order has caused a lot of concerns for my fellow deaf community members. Deafness is invisible, and people will assume you can hear. "Sister and I ran some personal errands, and we appreciated the patience people displayed...

Review of the Disability Standards for Education

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has begun consultations for the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. All the information you need is at the Consultation Hub website. You can make a submission or complete a short online...

Friendship dissolves barriers: Charline and Hannah in Toowoomba

Charline and her family came to Australia as refugees from Chad in Central Africa when she was seven-years-old. Charline spoke only French and struggled to make friends in school. Then she met Hannah. Hannah is profoundly deaf and communicates in Auslan. The story of...

Australians manage face mask challenges

Hundreds of thousands of Victorians in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire must wear a face mask in public under a new law aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. For many people, wearing a mask or face covering when outside their home will simply be an inconvenience. But...

Indigenous people with hearing loss in custody

There is a glaring omission in the discussion of Indigenous deaths in custody. It is the influence of widespread hearing loss contributing to the over representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The extent of the ear disease that leads to...