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D.D.A. Guide: FAQ on the National Relay Service

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

DDA Guide: Frequently asked questions: the National Relay Service

 

What is the National Relay Service?

Assistance animals and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

It’s widely recognised that some people with disability require support services and assistive technology to facilitate their active participation in public life and for personal activities.  The types of support that can be provided can come from a range of sources, including by trained and skilled assistance animals.

International Guide Dog Day 2015: Sydney launch of the ‘It’s time to end Guide Dog discrimination’ campaign

Thank you Graeme for that introduction, and good morning everyone.

I am very pleased to be here. Guide dogs play a vital role in the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired, which is why it is so important to end discrimination against guide dog users.

Australasian Railways Association: Direct assistance in ascending and descending boarding ramps

Wednesday 18 December, 2013

NOTICE OF DECISION ON APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY EXEMPTION: AUSTRALASIAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION: DIRECT ASSISTANCE IN ASCENDING AND DESCENDING BOARDING RAMPS

HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1992 (Cth), Sections 55(1) and 55(1A)

Australasian Railways Association: Carriage and stowage of mobility aids and transfer to and from mobility aids

Wednesday 18 December, 2013

NOTICE OF DECISION ON APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY EXEMPTION: AUSTRALASIAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION: CARRIAGE AND STOWAGE OF MOBILITY AIDS AND TRANSFER TO AND FROM MOBILITY AIDS

HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1992 (Cth), Sections 55(1) and 55(1A)

Housing Demonstration Project Launch of The Summer Foundation Apartments

Patricia had a degenerative disability, and lived in Department Of Housing accommodation. She has used a wheelchair for the last few years. It was a beautiful sunny day outside, but we talked in her kitchen while my friends from church worked in her garden. She told me she didn't leave the house much, and had only gone out a couple of times this year- it was September.

Accessible events – a guide for organisers

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has congratulated Meetings & Events Australia on the release of an updated edition of Accessible events – a guide for organisers.

“Events such as conferences, festivals, annual meetings, award ceremonies, fundraisers and seminars are big business and an important part of the lives of many people,” said Commissioner Innes. “Ensuring they are accessible for people with disability - whether they are presenters, sponsors or participants is a legal requirement.”

2010 Media Release: Webcast on improved building access

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes today welcomed the launch of a webcast about important changes to do with accessibility in building design and construction.