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Seeking Participants for Design Project

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Attention: Caulfield Students

Year 3 Communication Design students are currently working on a project which aims to better understand the challenges faced by students managing mental health and other conditions.
They are aiming to develop a user friendly, intuitive and effective app which will connect students in with targeted support services at key points during this semester.

Information gathered from you during a short, informal interview is vital to this understanding and will be integrated into the design of the app for use by university students living with similar circumstances.

The responses you provide during the interviews will be anonymous and all information will be de-identified. Students can participate in the sessions anonymously or under a pseudonym / false name, although real names are required for sign-up.

We are seeking students to participate in the design process. This involves sharing your current experiences as well as giving feedback on design ideas. Participants will enjoy FREE pizza and drink at each (relaxed) session and all participants will go into a draw to win gold class movie tickets or $50 vouchers which can be used at the Campus Bookstore.

Sessions will be held on the following dates:



Session Times

Session duration


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3pm, 4pm

approx 30-45 minutes


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3.30pm

approx 45-60 minutes


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3.30pm

approx 45-60 minutes


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3.30pm

approx 45-60 minutes

INTERESTED? Please fill out this Google Form and we’ll be in touch.


Autism Awareness

Friday, April 6th, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month

Join the I CAN Network to celebrate acceptance of Autism and encourage everyone to embrace the benefits of the Spectrum.

Over the month of April, I CAN will be sharing the stories of young and old Autistics, many of whom have never before shared their story publicly. They will allow them to show, in their own words, their talents, skills and how they have overcome challenges to embrace their Autism.

You can find out more at: I CAN Network Autism Awareness Month.

Mobility Website Project

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Participants Required!

Four final semester students from Monash University’s IT faculty are looking for feedback and participants to assist in the creation of a website that aims to make the City of Melbourne more accessible to people with mobility restrictions.

If you would like more information about this project, and are willing to complete a short survey, please click on this link to the project flyer.

Education Encouragement Award from the Deafness Foundation

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The Education Encouragement Awards recognise the effort and level of commitment required from students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The Awards aim to encourage students in their pursuit of training and qualifications.

Two awards are presented annually. These are:

  • Secondary student award of $2,000 which is open to students in years 10, 11 & 12
  • Post-secondary student award of $3,000 which is open to students enrolled in post-secondary studies, including university, TAFE institutes, apprenticeships and traineeships.


Applicants must: –

  • be deaf or have a permanent hearing loss in both ears.
  • If the student wears hearing aids or has a hearing loss, a current audiogram, performed by a qualified audiologist must be provided with the application.
  • If the student uses a cochlear implant, a statement from the Cochlear Implant Clinic, a Teacher of the Deaf, or a Disability Liaison Officer that a cochlear implant is used must be provided.
  • be currently attending a Victorian educational institution or be enrolled with an educational institution in Victoria.
  • be nominated by a person who can provide supporting evidence for the nomination (teachers, aides, interpreters, tutors, course coordinators, families/caregivers).
  • be a permanent resident of Australia


Application forms to be completed and submitted to the Education Committee of Deafness Foundation for consideration, appraisal and final selection by 30th June.

Contribute to the 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The Minister for Education and Training, in consultation with the Attorney-General, is required to conduct a review of the effectiveness of the Disability Standards for Education every five years. Urbis has been commissioned to undertake the 2015 review.

The Standards seek to ensure that students with disability are able to access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability. On the same basis means that a student with disability must have opportunities and choices which are comparable with those offered to students without disability.

People with disability and their families are particularly encouraged to consider making a contribution, as are educators and education providers. Organisations representing or working with these groups are also encouraged to consider making a formal submission.

Learn how to participate by checking out the Review of the Disability Standards for Education website.

Friday DS Link Round Up!

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Happy Friday every body!


Equity & Excellence in Australian Higher Education – PhD Scholarship

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle currently has a scholarship opportunity for a PhD student to study Equity & Excellence in Australian Higher Education under the supervision of Professor Geoff Whitty & Professor Penny Jane Burke

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education will award a PhD studentship for research examining the policies, discourses and practices of ‘excellence’ and ‘equity’ in Australian Higher Education.

The research will consider how different universities address agendas of excellence and equity, the possible tensions and dilemmas this raises, differences and similarities across institutions, contexts and regions and the ways policy impacts on the different strategies, practices and perspectives within and across universities.

The candidate will be supported with a stipend to the value of $30,000 per annum for a period of 3 years. This scholarship is open to domestic and international students.

Inquiries in the first instance should be made to Professor Penny Jane Burke via email:, no later than Friday 29 May 2015.

Friday DS Link Round Up!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Happy Friday every body! Hope you are all keeping cozy inside.


The Tribe

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

No verbal dialogue, no subtitles. A film, now showing at ACMI, shot entirely in sign language, is not only for people who are deaf. It’s about time for a film communicated entirely in sign language – but who expected it would be the sign language of Ukraine, spoken only by a few thousand people.

A new student arrives at a Ukranian boarding school for the deaf. He is immediately inducted into a shady underworld of violence, prostitution and robbery.

The Tribe is brutal, uncompromising and sometimes uncomfortable, but its near-silence, along with strong performances from a cast of unknowns, makes this hypnotic viewing.

The Tribe is playing at ACMI from May 2–10.

Warning: film trailer features nudity.

Via Broadsheet Melbourne.


Friday DS Link Round Up!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Happy Friday blog followers!

Here are some links to take you through the weekend.

And the must read story of this week…
I am his hands, he is my eyes – we are good partners.” beautiful story in cooperation and friendship.