News and events

Uncle Michael – Wailwan man and Men’s Shedder stays in touch through the NRS

19 November 2015

Michael Welsh is a member of the Wailwan people and a grandfather in his 60s who has experienced hearing loss for many years. His life and journey features in a new video ...

NRS working with disability insurance scheme

18 November 2015

The NRS has teamed up with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to assist NRS users. The NDIS is a new way of supporting people with permanent and significant disability, their families ...

Tell us what you think of the NRS app

10 November 2015

The NRS is surveying users to find out what they think of the NRS app. The app was launched in December last year and we are particularly keen to find out: how ...

NRS teams up with Australian Deaf Games

14 September 2015

The NRS will be partnering with the Australian Deaf Games again in 2016. Running from 9 to 16 January, the event will see over 1000 deaf and hearing-impaired people, from all over ...

Major accessibility award for NRS app

2 September 2015

The NRS app has won the 'Most innovative app designed for people with disability or older Australians' at the second annual Apps for All Challenge awards. The awards were announced at the ...

NRS celebrates accessibility during Hearing Awareness Week

14 August 2015

The NRS is celebrating Hearing Awareness Week from 23 to 29 August with hundreds of contact centres around the country – encouraging businesses to be accessible to everyone via the phone. The ...

Hearing Awareness Week 2015

22 June 2015

Hearing Awareness Week is an annual initiative that raises awareness for the needs of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired. Each year the NRS celebrates the campaign by working with hundreds ...

Opal is now Relay Service Friendly

19 June 2015

Opal's Customer Care is at the forefront of accessibility best practice after working with the NRS and recently completing the NRS Relay Service Friendly program. Opal is the only smartcard ticket for ...

A busy month for NRS staff

25 May 2015

This month has seen a lot of promotional work for NRS outreach staff attending four major conferences around the country. At each of these conferences we have set up stalls and talked ...

NRS goes to the movies

11 May 2015

The NRS has been promoting its services to the wider community through an innovative ad on cinema screens this year. The 60-second ad, It's your call, features Rosemary, a go-getting senior with ...

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