Signed and captioned videos released to assist hearing impaired switch to digital

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:04am

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has announced the release of 16 videos with Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) and captions, which will help the Deaf and hearing impaired make the switch to digital television.

The videos, released as part of Hearing Awareness Week, give practical information about subjects such as connecting set-top boxes and recording digital television, as well as support services such as the Household Assistance Scheme. 

“The Gillard Government wants to ensure all members of the community receive the information they need about the switch to digital TV which is happening progressively across Australia between 2010 and 2013,” said Senator Conroy.

The videos can be viewed on the Digital Ready website, or requested through the National Call Centre on 1800 20 10 13.

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