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New provider for the National Relay Service

The Commonwealth Government has awarded the contract to deliver the National Relay Service (NRS) to a global business services company, Concentrix Services. Concentrix will deliver the NRS for 3 years from 1 October 2019. The new contract maintains the current funding levels for the NRS at $22 million per year, which Deafness Forum and others […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Australian Representation at CoSP 2019

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is pleased to be participating again this year in the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  The annual conference brings together countries that have ratified the United Nations CRPD and representatives from AFDO and civil society organisations […]

Source: AFDO

Election 2019: Party policies on disability issues

Source: Down Syndrome Australia

With just a few days to go until polling day, we thought it was a good time to have a last look at how the Liberal, Labor and Greens parties have responded. DSA has developed a document comparing the policies of the three major parties on disability specific issues.

Source: Down Syndrome Australia

Deafblind Awareness Week 2019

Source: Deafblind Australia

Deafblind Awareness Week 2019 24 JUNE – 30 JUNE 2019 Theme: “Losing your sight and sound but not your identity” (HKC, 2018) Deafblind Australia, Deafblind Victoria and Able Australia are holding a special day together to celebrate the lives of people who are deafblind.   JOIN US FOR AN EVENTFUL EXPERIENCE AT: Where: Ross House […]

Source: Deafblind Australia

NDIS works well but only if you can navigate the system

Wendy Arentz from Tumut in the NSW Riverina was born with central vision loss and hearing problems, but her limited sight deteriorated in her 20s. Mrs Arentz was referred to the NDIS in July 2017 and since then she has had nothing but positive experiences. She now has a guide dog, Amos, and equipment that […]

Source: DANA

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