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One of the last Indigenous languages lives to sign another day

Like all hearing people in North-East Arnhem land, the head of the local school at Yirrkala grew up using sign language as much as she spoke – in the same way hearing and non-hearing Indigenous people in northern Australia had communicated for 60,000 years. It was an everyday thing, said co-principal of Yirrkala School, Merrikiyawuy […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Nominate a person with disability for an Order of Australia award

Source: AFDO

The Order of Australia recognises Australians for outstanding service or exceptional achievement. Everyone that is recognised is nominated by someone in the community. This means that we all have the ability to recognise someone for their hard-work and service. It also means that it is up to all of us to ensure our national awards […]

Source: AFDO

Changes coming for Australia’s Hearing Services Program

The Government has begun a major review of the Hearing Services Program (HSP). The aim of the HSP is to reduce the incidence and consequences of avoidable hearing loss in the Australian community by providing access to high quality hearing services and devices. The HSP has two parts:– The Voucher Scheme provides free hearing aids […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

AFDO response to Anne Hathaway apology for her portrayal in The Witches remake

Source: AFDO

The apology from Anne Hathaway and Warner Bros. Pictures is just another installment in the continuing stigmatising, stereotyping,  and inappropriate portrayal by people without disability in mainstream entertainment and media of people with disability. Hathaways character in the movie has three fingers on each hand, a condition thats similar to ectrodactyly, a limb disability. There […]

Source: AFDO

DRC hears stories of education barriers

education advocates and self advocate and senior counsel assisting

The Disability Royal Commission public hearing in October was focused on Barriers to accessing a safe, quality and inclusive school education and life course impact. On the first day of the hearing Commissioners heard from a panel of representatives from advocacy organisations, with particular knowledge of education issues. 

 

Source: DANA

Nominating a person with disability for an OAM

Source: AFDO

The Order of Australia recognises Australians for outstanding service or exceptional achievement. Everyone that is recognised is nominated by someone in the community. This means that we all have the ability to recognise someone for their hard-work and service. It also means that it is up to all of us to ensure our national awards […]

Source: AFDO

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