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Disability Royal Commission stops all its public events

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has suspended its public hearings, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. The Commission has postponed the following hearings- • Education scheduled for...

Easy Read Guide to explain CoronaVirus

CoronaVirus - ways to prepare and stay safe. http://bit.ly/32OIHbi This is an Easy Read guide. Easy Read is a method of presenting written English to make it easier to understand for people with learning difficulties or who have another first language. It is also...

Hearing Australia Hear&Now 2020 Challenge

Almost 60 per cent of respondents to a national survey say their partner or parent doesn’t believe they have a hearing problem - or they think they’re coping fine. For the over 50s, almost 75 per cent of those who have a family member who hasn’t had a hearing check...

World Report on Hearing: coming 17 May

The first World Report on Hearing - by the World Health Organisation (WHO) - will be released on 17 May 2020. Deafness Forum is one of the members of a WHO working party to promote the World Hearing Report,. The material on this page is to help you to understand the...

Live captions monitoring on Australian free-to-air TV

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network commissioned research into the quality of live captions on Free-to-Air TV. This was after receiving feedback from Deafness Forum and consumers about the quality of live captions on TV. Researchers from the Centre for...

World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week in Australia

Visit www.worldhearingday.org.au or www.hearingawarenessweek.org.au. with the financial support of Hearing Australia. Take the Hear&Now 2020 Challenge. On WORLD HEARING DAY 3 March 2020 we identify the areas that need big improvements to make the community...