A new global information service to help people with disabilities or functional limitations find suitable mobile phones was launched in Australia today. The mobile phone industry, in response to requests from disability groups for improved information regarding disability, has developed a worldwide information service for reporting the accessibility features of mobile phones.
TEDICORE welcomes an industry initiative by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum in partnership with the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) to make it easier for people with disabilities to find the right mobile phone to meet their needs.
The Rudd Government today welcomed industry efforts to improve the accessibility of mobile communications services for the aged and people with disabilities.
Pictured above are: Michael Milligan (MMF), Gunela Astbrink (TEDICORE), Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Chris Althaus (AMTA) at the GARI launch. A new global information service to help people with disabilities or functional limitations find suitable mobile phones was launched in Parliament House on Wednesday this week with AMTA partnering the Mobile Manufacturers Forum in the initiative. The mobile phone industry, in response to requests from disability groups for improved information regarding disability, has developed a worldwide information service for reporting the accessibility features of mobile phones.
A new global information service to help people with disabilities or functional limitations find suitable mobile phones was launched in Australia today.
The mobile phone industry shares concerns about the plight of gorillas in the Eastern Congo and handset manufacturers take steps to help protect their habitat from destruction.
The Australian Government needs to fast-track spectrum allocation decisions to ensure the mobile telecommunications industry can meet surging demand. Despite the economic slowdown, mobile broadband new subscribers tripled in the first half of this financial year
At the Signposts for Change: People with Disabilities and Telecommunications Forum in Melbourne on 16 February 2009, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced that he had asked his Department to undertake a feasibility study into whether a disability equipment program independent of carriers should be established. The study included the possibility that mobile phones (+ accessories/software) and Internet access could be included in an independent Disability Equipment Program!
Two of Australia’s leading racing car drivers have joined with the Federal Government, motoring clubs and the mobile phone industry to warn drivers about the dangers of text messaging while driving.
Today’s claims about children and mobile phone safety run counter to the weight of expert scientific findings and parents can be reassured that the World Health Organisation (WHO) says strict science-based safety limits provide ample protection for all users of mobiles, including children.
The Australian mobile telecommunications industry today called on the Australian Government to reduce commercial uncertainty and support the reissue of incumbent spectrum licences so industry can plan its ongoing investments in advanced mobile technologies that will be fundamental to the growth of Australia’s digital economy.
AMTA contracted the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) to characterize the interactions between GSM 1800 MHz digital mobile telephones and hearing aids. NAL had previously conducted similar studies on the interaction of GSM 900 MHz.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) relies on the expert judgment of public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, for assessments of safety and health impacts.
There is an estimated 600 million people worldwide who have a recognised disabiltiy and others wilth needs for improved accessibility, in the areas of vision, hearing, speech, mobilitiy, cognition, or old age. Nokia, a member of AMTA, has developed an Accessiblity Guide booklet which aims to help both consumers with a disability and mobile phone retailers work together to find accessible and appropriate mobile phones.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association relies on the expert judgment of public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, for assessments of safety and health impacts, AMTA Chief Executive, Chris Althaus, said today.
Some of the UK's leading road safety experts have called current laws banning drivers from using hand-held mobile phones ineffective. They also say enforcement should be beefed up to save lives on UK roads.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports research in to the safety of mobile phones, however, people should not jump to conclusions based on the findings of a recent Israeli study.
Minister for Human Services Senator Chris Ellison today visited Australian Hearing’s Cannington office to mark the agency’s 60th anniversary and to launch a new brochure advising people on how to get maximum benefits when using mobile phones. Senator Ellison was joined by Federal member for Tangney Dennis Jensen and Federal Member for Hasluck Stuart Henry.
This Guide was developed and tested with input from members of the mobile phone industry, relevant regulatory bodies and organisations representing people with disabilities.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce campaign to educate consumers about how to avoid being caught out by scams. AMTA, the peak body representing the $11 billion a year mobile telecommunications industry in Australia, has joined with the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce to promote a four-week consumer awareness campaign.
The Australian mobile phone industry rejects claims on last night’s A Current Affair on Channel Nine that the industry is profiteering from mobile phone call drop outs in so-called blackspots.
The mobile telephone industry supports the Australian Broadcasting Authority’s new advice on how young people can be phone smart and use mobiles in a safe manner. The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Graham Chalker, said the mobile phone industry welcomed the ABA’s new safety brochure, which alerts young people and parents to potential pitfalls when using mobile phones.
Australia’s mobile phone operators announced they have rallied together to help drive donations towards the Asian tsunamis and earthquake appeal.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) acknowledges it incorrectly claimed recently that some plastics from the process of recycling mobile phones are used in the production of furniture.
The Australian mobile phone industry today welcomed the findings of scientists advising the UK Government that mobile phones and their base station do not cause adverse health effects.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has elected Lynda O’Grady, Chief of Products, Telstra Technology, Innovation & Product Group as President of the organisation.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) announced today that lost and stolen mobile phones will now be blocked on all digital (GSM) networks in Australia.
Following the debate over use of mobile phones with inbuilt cameras in gyms and swimming pools, AMTA has stated it does not condone the inappropriate use of mobile phones such as sending objectionable images.
Australia’s mobile telecommunication industry congratulated the Federal Government on its announcement that it will make it an offence to “rebirth” stolen phones.
Australia’s three GSM mobile phone carriers have joined with AMTA to work with the ACA in highlighting the emergency call features of all GSM phones.
Notice is hereby given that the annual General Meeting of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Limited will be held at Optus - 1 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Park - Sydney at 11.45am on Thursday 29th November, 2018.
GARI helps consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
Mobile phones do not have any characteristics which would make them attractive to lightning strikes. While it is sensible to avoid using a fixed- line (copper wire) phone during a thunderstorm; the same precaution does not apply to mobile phones or fibre optic cable (e.g. NBN).
The UK is moving ahead with the roll-out of 5G technologies and application with an announcement that the UK Government will fund six 5G pilot programs across the country to the value of £25m.
No doubt, your kids have told you that everyone else at school already has a phone, and in fact, ACMA research found that 80% of Australian teenagers (aged 14-17) are now using a smartphone. The advice from experts can be confusing when it comes to smartphones and kids as differing opinions are strongly held.