ACCAN and Deaf Australia want Deaf and Hearing people to have equal access to telecommunications (phone, mobile, internet) and here's your chance to help. 


 How can you help?

1.    Go to the ACCAN stall at the Deaf Australia conference in Hobart 13-15 May. Please tell us your telecommunications problems and we will video you. We will use the videos to lobby the government to improve phone services for Deaf people.

2.    If you are not coming to Hobart, you can send an email or video to Deaf Australia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please send the videos/emails by 31 May.


  • NRS too hard - rather use Auslan?
  • NRS too slow?
  • Want to be more independent?
  • Fed up asking Hearing friends/family/ neighbours to call?
  • Smartphones too expensive for Deaf?
  • Can’t SMS many businesses/companies/ government?
  • Fast, reliable broadband too expensive? Or not reliable
    enough for video communication?
  • TTYs old-fashioned?
  • Can’t use internet relay because of security problems at work?
  • Which mobile/internet plan is right for Deaf?

For information in Auslan, please visit:; or

 Download: Deaf Australia Flyer.pdf [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 209.56 KB]

Download: Deaf Australia Flyer.doc [Word Document - 185.5 KB]


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