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    Disability Standards for Education website: Your Right to an Education

    This website will help users understand important parts of the DDA Education Standards. The information is provided in three different ways: Plain English Text, AUSLAN and Audio Format. There is an accompanying E-Booklet (Your Right to an Education: A guide for educators and people with disability ) that can be downloaded from the link below.  The booklet has been produced to provide information to students and their families about how the Standards may affect them.

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    Association of Medical Professionals with hearing loss (AMPHL) - US

    AMPHL (US) provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields. AMPHL also offers a Forum where questions are asked and answered on areas such as stethoscopes, assistive listening devices, phones, mobile communication, paging etc.

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    Learning Disability: Decision Tree

    Decision tree designed to assist Tertiary Level Students students presenting with learning difficulties. Last updated: June 2002.

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    Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome: screening and referral guidelines

    These guidelines and checklist are designed to assist Disability Liaison Officers to determine whether to refer a student for assessment for the existence of Scotopic Sensitivity (SS) Syndrome.

    Download: Article
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    Assistive Software: Dragon Naturally Speaking

    Nuance is a supplier of Dragon Naturally Speaking.  Dragon is the leading voice recognition/dictation software. Specialised versions are available that will recognise legal terminology and medical terminology. Student discounts are available for some versions.

    The product “Dragon Anywhere” is a smartphone app version of the product designed for dictating notes and thoughts so providing a mobile means of voice dictation.

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    AHRC: Disability Standards and Guidelines

    Under the DDA, Disability Standards may be made to specify rights/ responsibilities about equal access and opportunity for people with a disability, in more detail and with more certainty than the DDA itself. Standards can be made in the areas of employment, education, public transport services, access to premises, accommodation and the administration of Commonwealth laws and programs. This page provides links to developments in these areas.

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    Deaf Australia Inc

    Deaf Australia is the national peak organisation for Deaf people in Australia. It represents the views of Deaf people who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

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    National disability representative organisations

    The Australian Government has established a new disability peaks funding model representing the interests and views of all people with disability, which will provide advice to the Government on breaking down barriers and improving social and economic participation.

    This funding model for the disability peak sector is focused on providing the best framework to effectively represent the interests and views of all people with disability.

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    AHRC: Disability Rights - Complaints and Conciliation

    Explains how to make a complaint, how complaints are handled, and provides information about conciliation.

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    AHRC: A Brief Guide to the DDA

    A brief guide to the Disability Discrimination Act. This Australian Human Rights Commission site provides links from this page to a brief outline of the DDA, generally and as it applies to a number of areas of life.