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  • The National Relay Service (NRS) is a 24-hour Australia-wide phone service that helps people who are deaf, are hard of hearing or have a speech impairment to use the phone.
  • Professional interpreters and notetakers are widely available for deaf and deafblind people who need help with communication.
  • There are a number of personal assistive technology devices available to help people with hearing impairment, low vision and other communication impairments. These include communication boards, computer tablets and devices that speak for you.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015