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Devinder Singh, is the moderator of this panel discussion, and Nihal ISCEL is one of the panelist who discusses, the Royal Commission and its recommendations, specifically focusing on the aspect of a Disability Rights Act. Nihal, a disability rights activist, is sharing her journey and experiences. She describes coming to Australia at the age of 15, going through high school with language barriers and being the only blind student. During university, although she had developed good English skills, she faced challenges communicating her needs to lecturers and accessing course materials in alternative formats.

She highlights issues such as delayed access to course materials and the reluctance of some lecturers to accommodate her needs in visually-oriented subjects. She faced difficulties obtaining book materials in accessible formats due to delays and limited availability in Australia, resulting in a struggle to keep up with assignments and exams.

The focus on personal experiences, particularly Nihal’s journey, adds a human element to the discussion, emphasizing the real-world impact of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. This approach aims to foster understanding and empathy among the participants.

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