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    National Relay Service (NRS)

    The National Relay Service (NRS) is provided by the Australian Communications Exchange (ACE). By typing on a textphone or computer with a modem, people who are Deaf, or have a hearing or speech / communication impairment, can contact anyone with a Relay Officer facilitating the call. This Australia-wide service operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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    Notetaking For Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Student: DVD

    This 9 minute DVD provides an introduction to some of the issues of which notetakers need to be aware, and offers tips on writing effective notes. Notetakers are an essential part of access support for deaf and hard of hearing students in the classroom. However, there is more to notetaking than just "taking notes", and the difference between good and bad notetaking can critically impact on the educational outcomes for the student.

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    Online introductory course for notetakers

    deafConntectEd offers two online modules that are now available for people interested in or already working as notetakers. These modules were designed to fill the current gap in development opportunities for this vital student support servics.  They are also working with Melbourne Polytechnic to develop an accredited course for notetakers in 2016.

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    OpenAccess Chat

    Developed specifically for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing, OpenAccess Chat helps you to be part of the conversation. The app allows users to have a conversation in a noisy environment and it can help Deaf students learn English and the art of discussions.

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    Phonak Dynamic SoundField System

    Further information on the SoundField System.

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    Red Bee Media

    Red Bee Media specialises in creating and providing live and pre-recorded captions for major Australian broadcast networks and subscription TV channels. We work with advertising agencies, film production companies and distributors to deliver captioning, subtitling and audio description for all forms of media and offer a fully comprehensive language services division.

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    Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

    One of Australia’s major charities, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) aims to provide high quality educational services to children who have significant hearing and/or vision impairment, including children who have additional disabilities.

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    Skype in Education for Auslan Interpreting

    This guide is aimed at creating awareness of the use of Skype for accessing sign language interpreters for deaf students and their teachers in education. The information is designed to create awareness and provide information to deaf individuals who use sign language, educational organisations such as schools, universities, TAFE or training providers. In fact it is aimed at anyone who is a learner and uses sign language or provides support to assist deaf learners. (NDCO 2012).

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    Soundfield System: Front Row Pro

    Word of Mouth offers the Front Row Pro in the Soundfield system technology.

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    Supporting the achievement of deaf young people in further education - UK

    This resource will help higher education staff to support deaf students to achieve in higher education and to make sure that deaf students have the support they need to make good progress, take advantage of the opportunities of higher education and successfully complete their studies.