Earlier this week, after years of bipartisan advocacy for closed captioned programming in the House of Representatives and the Senate, I was so pleased to see the pilot program introduced and acknowledged. Five hours of Parliament will now be close-captioned.
October 15-23 is National Week of Deaf People, and I was proud to take the opportunity to speak in Parliament about my family’s experience with disability.
National Week of Deaf People is a celebration for deaf people, their families, and the deaf Australian community. A celebration of their unique language, culture and place in our everyday lives. One in six Australians are affected by hearing loss – it’s something which affects us all.