Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions 1995 – 2000


Women With Disabilities Australia: Submission to the Telecommunications Service Inquiry (April 2000)

The Telecommunications Service Inquiry was announced by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, on March 19 2000. The Inquiry was established to assess the adequacy of telecommunications services in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. This document is WWDA’s Submission to the Telecommunications Service Inquiry, and is based largely on the findings of a National Telecommunications Survey WWDA conducted in 1999. Copyright WWDA 1999.


Women With Disabilities Australia: ‘Final Report of the WWDA Telecommunications Survey Project’ (1999) [PDF]  [Word]

In early 1999, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) undertook a small survey of its members to identify their experiences of, and concerns relating to telecommunications. There has been a groundswell of opinion and research highlighting the potential for telecommunications to improve living standards for women. However, none of this research has included the experiences and needs of women with disabilities in relation to telecommunications. Anecdotal evidence collected by WWDA indicates that access to telecommunications is a major area of inequity for women with disabilities. This report details the findings of the Telecommunications Survey undertaken by WWDA in early 1999. Copyright WWDA 1999.


A Report of the ‘Introduction to the Internet Workshop’ for Women With Disabilities (1998)

This small report describes a pilot project undertaken by Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) in 1998. The project focused on providing an introductory training workshop for women with disabilities in the use of the Internet. The report describes the project and its outcomes. Copyright WWDA 1998.