The Hatred towards the article “Why I Masturbate my profoundly disabled son”

Today I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when this article come up and I thought it would be an interesting read, given the topic of my PhD. As the article states, we whom have disabilities  generally receive assistance … Continue reading

The 2012 Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize

The Christopher Newell Prize recognises and commemorates the research and commitment of the late Revd Canon Dr Christopher Newell AM who was a strong advocate of the the needs of people with disabilities and their rights to access telecommunications during … Continue reading

Honours Research Thesis

People with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) require improved methods of accessing telecommunications, given the communication barriers they face, to participate fully in society. This research explores the types of telecommunications access methods adults with CCN use and report to be useful, as well as their perspectives of the usefulness of a Video-Assisted Speech-to-Speech Relay (VAS) service.

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Expression of interest for a telecommunications research project: Communication Partner Participants


You are invited to participate in a research project investigating user perspectives on the usefulness of two methods of accessing telecommunications for people with Complex Communication Needs (CCN). The project has ethics approval from the Division of Education, Arts … Continue reading

Review on Telecommunications for people with disabilities and SMS Emergency Services

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announced his intention to roll out an SMS Emergency Service and foreshadowed expansions to the NRS to deliver more accessibility to communications services in the future.

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