Neutrality & Voice
- All resources, information or any kind of media shared on DeafNav are and will be neutral. For this reason, DeafNav reserve the right to review content contribution, submissions and listing requests based on the spirit of this policy.
- No hate speech, intolerance or bias of any kind, including but not limited to communication methods, community interactions or submissions, concepts, articles or research will be accepted.
- DeafNav is committed to keeping the platform safe and respectful. All groups that identify with or as Deaf and/or hard of hearing have a voice and a right to share their stories and to feel safe to represent their community.
- DeafNav will not tolerate or permit comments or actions that promote racism, hatred or violence against specific groups or people including any representatives of DeafNav.
- Comments that are derogatory towards any members of the communities represented or contain vulgarities used as personal attacks/insults against people, groups or organisations is not acceptable.
- DeafNav will not endorse or allow actions or comments that may cause distress or jeopardise other members of any communities.
- Inappropriate comments, content submissions or trolling is unacceptable. This includes any comments that are off-topic, inflammatory, or trigger other community members.
Respecting Intellectual Property
- DeafNav respects every source from which any content or reference is used. All content will be acknowledged by linking to the original source.
- All DeafNav content is created, refined and updated by the DeafNav team comprising members from Expression Australia, Deaf Can:Do and Deaf Services.
- DeafNav makes every effort not to share misleading, false or inaccurate information.
- We are committed to providing, listing and sharing information that is qualified, endorsed and rooted in evidence based research.
- DeafNav aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for all participating communities at all times. We respect everybody’s right to their own preferences, decisions and opinions.
- When you access DeafNav’s website, the web server may log the following information:
- The type of browser and OS you are using
- The address of the referring site (that is the site from which you gained access to DeafNav)
- The date and time of your visit to the site
- Search terms that you enter when using our search engine; and
This information is only used for statistical analysis and to help us improve our website and customer service. DeafNav will never identify individuals, except in the event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant.
- DeafNav contains links to other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites. Please refer to the privacy statements of the external website you visit should you have any privacy concerns.
- DeafNav uses terminology following Deaf Australia’s guidelines.
Download Deaf Australia's Terminology Policy PDF (opens in a new window)