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Tuesday 23 February, 2016

DDA Guide: Frequently asked questions: the National Relay Service


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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: Commissioner welcomes government commitment to electronic media access for people with hearing and vision impairment

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes today welcomed the release of the final report into Access to Electronic Media for the Hearing and Vision Impaired by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Conroy.

2010 Media Release: Great news at the movies for people with hearing or vision impairment

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today applauded an agreement that will vastly improve provision of captions and audio description in cinemas, so that people who have previously been unable to enjoy going to the movies will have greater opportunity to do so.

Agreement for more captioning on pay TV (2012 Media Release)

Captioning levels on subscription television services will be increased over the next three years, under an agreement reached between the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA).

Greater access to media for people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment (2012 Media Release)

Captioning levels on free to air and subscription tv will improve following the passage of the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012.

Allow people with print disability worldwide to read: Australian government should take the lead (2012 Media Release)

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, said today that people with a print disability throughout the world are currently experiencing a ‘book famine’, yet the Australian government has failed to take action that could change the situation.