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Free aged care sign language interpreting

The Australian Government has launched a free national sign language interpreting service for senior Australians who communicate in Auslan and receive or want to access aged care services. Minister for Aged Care Richard Colbeck announced, “It will ensure that these...

NABS is only for people over 65 after March 2021

When a person who communicates in Auslan has a medical appointment, the Government pays for an Auslan interpreter to go with them to the appointment. This service is called the NABS - the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service. But with the...

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...

Disability community – our internalised ableism

It's time for the disability community to talk about our internalised ableism. A challenging article by Amelia Blackwater. Have you ever been called a faker by another person with a disability? Have you ever thought someone didn’t deserve the right to accessibility...

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...