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With the financial support of ACCAN, Deaf Australia, the national peak organisation for Deaf people in Australia, is undertaking a national online survey about mobile phone usage by Deaf people. If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, take the survey and be in the running to win an iPad mini.

This survey is an example of how ACCAN is enabling community organisations to activate their expertise and produce an evidence base for our work.

ACCAN has worked with Deaf Australia to identify the need for good quality data on how the Deaf community uses telecommunications, and jointly decided the best results would be gained from having Deaf Australia manage a survey in a way that would be most appropriate for their members. As a result we see a survey that has the needs of its target audience in mind – with many of the questions also featured in YouTube videos with Auslan. Deaf Australia hopes to identify the top issues for the deaf community and make recommendations for action based on the results.