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    National Press Club: Kyle Miers - CEO of Deaf Australia

    In his address, Kyle will highlight that people who are deaf or hard of hearing often struggle to participate meaningfully in society as deafness is one of the hidden disabilities and also the most marginalised disability groups. In the world of sounds, there are significant expectations for the deaf people to ‘speak and listen’ as the primary focus, but to what end?

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    ADCET Newsletter - July #2 2019

    Latest news, events, weblinks and articles.

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    2019/20 Equity Fellow Nicole Crawford Enhancing student success: Supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged, regional and remote university students

    Dr Nicole Crawford from the University of Tasmania has received a NCSEHE Equity Fellowship.  Nicole will investigate proactive approaches to supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged, regional and remote university students in Australia. Significant issues underpin this focus, including the high levels of mental ill-health, which impact on students’ capacity to participate and succeed in higher education. In the recent QILT 2018 Student Experience Survey, ‘health and stress’ was the most cited reason why undergraduate students considered withdrawing, thus impacting on the students personally, and on retention and completion rates.

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    One of our own shares their story

    Recently Doug McGinn a Disability Adviser at the University of Tasmania, spoke to Peter Greco on Vision Australia Radio. Doug talks about his life and his work as a Disability Adviser. 

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    Students on the autism spectrum – seeking experiences of transition to university

    Alison Nuske (PhD candidate in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University), is undertaking research leading to the production of a thesis or other publications on the subject of transition to and first year of university for students on the autism spectrum.

    The purpose of this research is to help us to better understand the barriers and facilitators to transition to university for individuals on the autism spectrum in Australia.

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    Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship

    The Public Education Foundation’s Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have a physical disability to enable them to reach their academic potential. The Scholarship will provide a student with a physical disability transition into tertiary education to study for a degree.

    There are a total of three scholarships in 2020, each valued at $10,000.  Each scholarship will be split into two equal payments to be made after census day each semester of the 2020 university calendar. Applications close: Tuesday 27 August 2019. 

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    ADCET Newsletter - June #2 2019

    Latest news, events, weblinks and articles.

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    The Changing Landscape for Accessible Information. Round Table Conference 2019

    Jane Britt writes: On May 5th and 6th 2019, I had the fortune of attending two days of the Round Table Conference on Print Disability in Brisbane. This conference brought together professionals from service providers, government departments and consumers to discuss the changing landscape for accessible information both nationally and internationally. The sessions focused on evidence-based research, technological advances and policy changes which have paved the way for the widespread availability and format expansion of accessible information.


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    ADCET Newsletter - June 2019

    Latest news, events, weblinks and articles.

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    ADCET Newsletter - May 2019

    Latest news, events, weblinks and articles.

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