The Deafness Forum is the peak body for deafness in Australia. Established in early 1993 at the instigation of the Federal government, the Deafness Forum now represents all interests and viewpoints of the Deaf and hearing impaired communities of Australia (including those people who have chronic disorder of the ear and those who are Deaf).
The representational base of the Deafness Forum is divided into five Sections:
a)Hearing Impaired Section - persons with hearing loss who communicate predominamtly orally,
b) Deaf Section - ie The Deaf Community - those persons who consider themselves to be members of that community bu virtue of its language (sign language knows as Auslan) and culture,
c) Ear Disorders Section - persons with chronic ear disorder (such as Tinnitus, Meniere;s Diseas or Acoustic Neuroma) and
d) Parents Section - parents or legal guadrians of persons who are Deaf or hearing impaired.
e) Service Providers section - service providers to the Deaf and/or hearing impaired communities.
For further information on the Deafness Forum and to view the Standards for Captioning Quality visit our web site http://www.deafnessforum.org.au
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