The prize recognises and commemorates the work that the late Revd Canon Dr Christopher Newell AM undertook within the telecommunications industry 1990-2008 representing the needs of people with disability.
In this year's awards four papers have been awarded prizes and accepted for publication.
- Rob Garrett and Toan Nguyen, Novita Children's Services, SA, for their paper "Together We Can Find Telecommunication Solutions For People With Complex Communication Needs";
- Floris Müller, Marlies Klijn and Liesbet Van Zoonen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, "Disability, prejudice and reality TV: Challenging disablism through media representations";
- Katie Ellis, Murdoch University, WA, for her paper "It means inclusion: a creative approach to disability and telecommunications policy in Australia";
- Darryl Sellwood, Denise Wood, University of SA, Parimala Raghavendra, Flinders University, SA, for their paper "Perspectives on Telecommunications Access Methods of People with Complex Communication Needs";
The 2012 winning papers can be accessed in the May 2012 edition of the TJA by visiting tja.org.au. These are made publicly available through Telstra's sponsorship. Telstra will continue to sponsor the prize in 2013.
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