Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Transport in Sydney

You may know that the Premier has announced a new transport plan for Sydney.
There is a page set up for comments [need to sign up]

Have your say
Here’s the transport page link

I haven't seen anything on there about hearing-impaired facilities but here's hoping

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Captioned Cinema Screenings

OK WE've all sent the postcards and letters, but where are the existing cinema captioned session times?

Right here, on the Media Access website
NSW
http://www.yourlocalcinema.com.au/session-times/nsw

ACT
http://www.yourlocalcinema.com.au/session-times/act

Unfortunately not blogged so you have to check back for changes and updates

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More captions action

Facebook members, check this link

There are a couple of draft letters to The Federal Attorney-General, Robert McLelland and Bill Shorten, MP in which our objection is raised to the suggested exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act for two and a half years. Why should that be?
Who else should the letters be sent to?

Fill in the letter and let your disquiet be heard in Canberra. We want to go to the movies too!!

Send them an email or copy then print the letter so they have to reply on paper. Well one of the minions anyway...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blogs from deaf people

You're not alone
The internet is buzzing with people telling their story. It's blogging and it's the information revolution.

Here's a few choice blogs

Deaf Village
A collection from all over the world

Kate Locke
 [sadly discontinued]
A quite moving blog from a Sydney cochlear implant recipient

deafinitely
Another Sydney cochlear recipient

Curse of Silence
BHA's resident blogmeister tells the story of his implant and beyond

Have any to add to the list - Comment and they will be posted!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Audioloop at the Museum of Sydney

Last night I visited the Museum of Sydney (for a slideshow on Gardens of Spain)

The telecoil and audioloop setup in the AGL theatre worked perfectly - the best I've ever experienced!
The speaker was easily understandable, and not once did I feel the need for captions.

I wish all entertainment venues (and elsewhere) could follow their example.
Check the upcoming events below

Links

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Personal Hospital Kit

Better Hearing Australia Canberra Group has developed a new Personal Hospital Kit for use by people with a hearing loss who have to go into hospital. The kit is designed to make you feel safer in hospital by providing signage to identify you as a person with special communication needs. It will also provide you with advice in preparing for a hospital visit, what to expect in hospital and gives you a trouble shooting guide for hearing aids that might be playing up.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Website Accessibility - Australia Web Access Review

Got something to say about news websites?
In February 2010 you can review the news sites of ABC, Seven and Nine

AWARe website

Nothing changes unless you say something. So, complain or give positive feedback if it's warranted.
It's an easy online questionnaire, 2 mins from start to finish. You'll need to register first.