Do you know a Deaf or hard of hearing person who is exceptional in their field? a tireless worker in the Deaf community? a fantastic volunteer? or perhaps and organisation that displays brilliant Deaf awareness and service? Consider nominating them for a Deaf Victoria award!
For the very first time, Deaf Victoria and ASLIA Vic have joined forces to create a joint awards night on Saturday 31st May 2014, at a venue yet to be confirmed. so SAVE THE DATE and start nominating those brilliant people and organisations you know
Here is the link also, to the ASLIA Victoria Interpeter Awards! Get Nominating today!! http://asliavic.com.au/celebration/nominate
Deaf Victoria is very pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Merhi in the position of Administration Officer. Melanie comes from a strong Deaf community background, has fantastic skills in events management, and is involved in a number of grassroots community committees, such as the Deaf Cinema Club and Deaf Youth Victoria. You may have also seen her behind the counter at Tradeblock café! Melanie will be working three days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starting on 28th April 2014. Welcome Melanie!
Dear all Deaf Victorians,
there is a fire danger in Victoria, it will be very hot and windy today and the next few months will see hot weather. Please watch this video for information from the CFA.
with thanks to the Victorian Government, CFA and Vicdeaf for the creation of these videos in Auslan.
Deaf Victoria's Offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 13th January 2014.
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Melissa, Medina and the Deaf Victoria Board.
Deaf Victoria had held some talks with the National Transport Commission, and also the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission we are calling another forum again, to educate you all on what your rights are as a truck driver.
See the flyer here. This event is open to Deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers, and also anyone interested in learning about thier rights, in accordance to the Equal Opportunity Laws.
Deaf Victoria is announce that we are launching an investigation into Auslan interpreting provision in hospitals in Victoria. We will be working with Aslia Vic and the Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission to identify changes and good outcomes for all. We have informed all Interpreting agencies, hospitals and Deaf service providers of our intentions via an open letter sent on 22nd August 2013 which you can find here.
WE NEED YOUR STORIES!!
Your information will be kept confidential at all times, we will assist you to resolve the issue, and also collect the data to identify areas of change.
Letter from MP Kim Wells, Minister for Police and Emergency Services to let us know that the Firearms Safety Course application form that states that interpreters will not be provided and paid for, is being amended as they recognized that it was in breach of the Equal Opportunity Act and Disability Discrimination Act. Read the response here.