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Myth Busters star and his hearing aids

Adam Savage opens up about his experience with hearing loss and why getting hearing aids was a life-changing decision. Learn about why you should consider getting your own hearing tested as well. This video is sponsored by Widex. https://www.tested.com/tech/883570-adam-savage-talks-about-his-hearing-loss/?fbclid=IwAR1uNGjLC-U4-yN7SIy-cTrbDOuj3sxe58rr18-Ji0aLN-nf1pEQZ9E6KNw

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Down Syndrome Australia calls for an end to discrimination on the basis of disability in migration policy

Source: Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) is pleased to learn about changes to the migration requirements for people with a disability which were revealed today. We are disappointed, however, that these changes do not go far enough to end the discriminatory approach of preventing migration based on the hypothetical cost of the disability. See full media release

 

Source: Down Syndrome Australia

AFDO eNews #05 – August 2019

Source: AFDO

From our CEO Ross Joyce Welcome to the latest edition of AFDO eNews. I am happy to announce that the Disability Rights Now 2019: Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has been released and is up on our website in English, Plain English, […]

Source: AFDO

Focus groups about Accesshub

Source: Deafblind Australia

Focus groups about Accesshub   The Government has contracted ACCAN (Australian Communications Consumer Action Network) to research the ways in which people who are Deaf, Deafblind, or have hearing or speech impairment use the new Accesshub website. Accesshub is a telecommunications information website provided by the Australian Government. It provides a range of information resources […]

Source: Deafblind Australia

Disability Royal Commission is now accepting submissions

Source: AFDO

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is now accepting submissions, and they want to hear from all Australians with disability about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Please be aware that any submissions made now will be treated as public documents and will form part of […]

Source: AFDO

Help review the Government’s telecommunications information website

Accesshub is a telecommunications information website provided by the Australian Government. Accesshub provides a range of information resources about how to use the National Relay Service as well as information about mainstream communications equipment and services which may be suitable alternatives to the national relay service for some people. Accesshub can be found at https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/services-people-disability/accesshub […]

Source: DANA

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