Telecommunications Disability Standard (Requirements for Customer Equipment for Use with the Standard Telephone Service - Features for Special Needs of Persons with Disabilities - AS / ACIF S040) 2015 - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this disability standard if you manufacture modify or supply customer equipment designed, or intended, for connection to a telecommunications network.

The purpose of this disability standard is to provide requirements for customer equipment that:

  • is for use in connection with the standard telephone service
  • is for use primarily by persons who do not have a disability
  • has features that are designed to cater for any or all of the special needs of persons with disabilities.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be needed.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Telecommunications Act 1997 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Communications Infrastructure

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing

Communications Infrastructure

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Mailing address: PO BOX 78
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 850 115
Phone: 02 6219 5555
Fax: 02 6219 5353