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Trouble with your phone or internet connection?

It is important to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has made a library of free tips for dealing with your telecommunications service provider. Visit the ACCAN website for these free resources

Time to update Disability Standards for Education

The Disability Standards for Education seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Standards explain the legal obligations of education authorities and providers across the whole of...

Zoomed out from video conferencing?

Are you working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you finding yourself tired and "zoomed out" from video conference meetings? What you’re experiencing is the same attention tiredness as a person with a hearing loss experiences all the time when they listen...

Say no to discrimination. Jury duty in WA

The Western Australian Government is asking for community views on its rule for people serving on juries. Deafness Forum, on behalf of our community said that state and territory laws - specifically those in WA because there is a review currently underway - should be...

Triumph of commonsense: hearing services

The Government has announced its arrangements for NDIS funded hearing services to commence on 1 July 2020. And the decisions are framed for the benefit of consumers. Before this announcement, advocates were concerned that consumers would not be given adequate time to...

Ear and Hearing Care Resource by World Health Organization

The Basic Ear and Hearing Care Resource is a new publication by World Health Organization to serve as an information resource for community level workers as well as other interested members of the community. This resource can help the community to understand common...