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Scott V. Telstra: A Watershed in Australian Telecommunication Policy

This article describes how teletypewriters (TTYs) was included as part of the definition of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) - an outcome of the public inquiry known as Scott v. Telstra, which was held in 1995.

Security design based on social and cultural practice: sharing of passwords

This paper examines the routine sharing of passwords for online banking among married and de facto couples, Aboriginal users and people with disability in Australia.

Social and Professional Participation of Individuals Who Are Deaf: Utilizing the Psychosocial Potential Maximization Framework

This article seeks to investigate how individuals who are deaf maximise their social and professional potential.

Speech Perception Results for Children Using Cochlear Implants Who Have Additional Special Needs

The aim of this study is to examine the association between degree of developmental delay and speech perception outcomes for a group of young children using cochlear implants.

Telecommunications use by women with disabilities in remote, rural and regional Australia

A survey was conducted in rural, remote and regional Australia to understand patterns of the use of telecommunications technologies by women with disabilities. The survey participants required...

Television's transition to the Internet: Disability accessibility and broadband-based TV in Australia

Whereas entertainment has featured negatively in the broader NBN debate currently occurring in Australia, within the disability sector it has been recognised as revolutionary. Government, industry...

The application of dynamic assessment in people communicating at a prelinguistic level : a descriptive review of the literature

Many people with severe disabilities face difficulties communicating with their communication partners and rely primarily on prelinguistic communication. It is accepted that dynamic assessment can...

The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide

The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide provides guidance on how best to address accessibility-related issues for people with cognitive disability in a media context.

The current practices of speech-language pathologists in providing information to clients with traumatic brain injury

The provision of information about cognitive-communication disorders (CCDs) following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is important given the impact these communication impairments can have on the...

The effect of color on the recognition and use of line drawings by children with severe intellectual disabilities

This study investigated the effect of color on the recognition and use of line drawings by young children with severe intellectual disabilities. The children had poor verbal comprehension and were beginning picture users.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...