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The news articles linked to below feature the achievements of people who are deafblind and issues faced by the community.

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Interpreters at Prime Minister’s Press Conferences – We need access too

Deaf Australia Campaign, 2021

Blind, deaf, 88yo grandfather launches music career on YouTube to beat isolation blues

ABC News, February 2021

400,000-step challenge for Usher syndrome

BBC News, January 2021

Deafblind artist connects to Indigenous culture through sea creatures

ABC, August 2020

Meet the Deaf-Blind Lawyer Fighting For People With Disabilities

National Parent Center on Transition and Employment, January 2018

NDIS funding win for deaf-blind Springwood man

Blue Mountains Gazette, September 2017

Deaf-blind artist finds comfort in paint work

Ballarat Courier, June 2017

Deafblind woman overcoming challenges with dream of becoming journalist

ABC, April 2017

Deafblind Perth artist refuses to yield to Usher Syndrome

ABC, December 2016

Perth deafblind teen chooses to live in silence

Perth Now, December 2017

Deafblind performance pushes audience to experience art through feeling

ABC, September 2016

Japanese Deafblind, Dr Nobuyuki Takahashi visits Australia

August 2016

App makes smartphone accessible for deafblind people

Gizmodo Australia, June 2016

Deafblind Australian makes historic call with breakthrough Braille phone

SBS, May 2015

Tender for Auslan language is hopeful sign for deaf-blind

The Age, Melbourne, 4 December 2012

Inspiring pianist plays on without sight or sound

The Age, Melbourne, 26 February 2012

Michelle Stevens Graduates from University

March 2011 La Trobe University

Senate Inquiry into Hearing Health in Australia


Recommendation 12
5.402 “The committee recommends that the Office of Hearing Services review its policy with regard to the replacement of damaged, lost or obsolete cochlear implant speech processors for eligible clients over 21 years of age, and if possible, align it with the replacement policy for eligible clients less than 21 years of age.”

Read the full list of recommendations