ACCAN has made a submission to the Communications Alliance review of AS/ACIF S040: 2001   Requirements for Customer Equipment for use with the Standard Telephone Service — Features for special needs of persons with disabilities. While recognising the significant changes which have taken place across the telecommunications industry since 2001, ACCAN’s submission stressed the importance of maintaining these accessibility standards.

With 40 per cent of the population having a fixed line service, we argued for the importance of maintaining the “pip” on the five key and for the necessity that any telephone handset sold in Australia needs to be useable with hearing aids via telecoils.

ACCAN strongly recommends this standard should be maintained as a minimum, to support consumers with a disability.

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