Access to justice: a legal obligation

Court proceedings and mediations can be stressful at the best of times. For people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, understanding legal proceedings and instructions can be particularly difficult.

Section 29 of the Disablity Discrimination Act 1992 makes it unlawful for a person who performs any function under a Commonwealth law or program to discriminate against another person on the basis of disability.

For people who primarily use sign language to communicate, NAATI qualified Auslan interpreters are required. For people who are deaf and able to communicate verbally, live captions are required.

Onsite and remote access

Bradley Reporting can provide onsite or remote captioning to ensure court proceedings and mediations are accessible. We use stenographers (qualified court reporters) to transcribe the proceedings in real-time. The captions provide the user with an accurate, verbatim portrayal of the proceedings in a visual format.

All information transmitted to the user via live captions remains confidential. Encryption and password protection protocols apply to our remote captioning services. Transcripts can be provided where required.

Technical assistance

We understand that not everybody is confident with technology. Our technical support team can work with you to determine if onsite or remote captions will be suitable at the venue, and assist with set-up and testing.

For more information please contact us.