SYDNEY: The Sydney-based Communications Alliance, which claims to provide a unified voice for the Australian comms industry, has revised its industry code to simplify and improve provision of information for customers with special requirements for communications equipment for the hearing or vision impaired. 

The revised code enables equipment suppliers to make details of their equipment available through just one channel: the Mobile & Wireless Forum’s Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI).

The code has been registered by the ACMA, making conformance mandatory.

Consumers can visit the Accessible Telecoms Web site, [email protected], for information on telecommunications products suitable for people with disabilities and specific communications needs. – Stuart Corner.