About the DDA Education Standards Website

About this Website

Welcome to the Disability Discrimination Act - Education Standards Website. The Standards became federal law in August 2005.

This website has been designed to help users understand important parts of the DDA Education Standards. Whether you are a person with a disability, an associate of a person with a disability, or a person involved in the delivery of education, this website will help you understand some important parts of the DDA Education Standards. It does not cover the full detail of the DDA Education Standards, just the more important parts of the Standards.

The information is provided in three different ways.

Plain English Text

Icon for Auslan Files AUSLAN (Quicktime)

About this Website Audio format (mp3)

To access either the Auslan or Audio formats click on the symbol. The Auslan links on the pages on this site require Quicktime installed on your computer. The files are also available in Windows Media format from the Audio/Video Files page.

Important notice about the information provided here

Whilst all effort has been made to make the information as easy to understand as possible in the different formats, the user should realise that this website is for information and awareness purposes only. If the user has any concerns or needs more detailed advice they are strongly encouraged to contact a solicitor. A list of Community Legal Centres that can offer support and advice can be found in the Links section of this site.

Podcasting and Vodcasting

The Auslan and Audio versions are also available for podcasting (audio) and vodcasting (video). This is an automated process through which the files are transferred to your computer then into your MP3 player (iPod or other device) for listening and viewing at a later time.

Audio Podcast:


Video Vodcast:


Copy and paste the URL into your podcast software, (iTunes, Juice, iPodder etc.). Vodcasts are formatted for Apple's video iPods. Podcasts are MP3 which will play in any common MP3 player.