Deaf Victoria

Coronavirus Resources

Deaf Victoria has developed these graphics to assist you in advocating for your communication needs when masks need to be worn. Please contact us if you would like other phrases.

Remember that for COVID-19 related appointments, you can contact Expression Australia’s Auslan Connections to use their VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) service. They can work with the hospital or service to arrange this but if there is no service (or NDIS package) that can be charged, then the interpreter appointment can be FREE.

You can also contact our advocacy officer, Catherine Dunn on advocacy@deafvictoria.org.au for support and advice.

For media enquiries including interviews or comment on issues related to deaf and hard of hearing people, please contact the Deaf Victoria General Manager, Maxine Buxton – manager@deafvictoria.org.au or 0419 586 979 (SMS & voice).

ADVOCACY

Deaf and hard of hearing people have the knowledge and skills to advocate for the things that are important to them, and a network of peer advocates to support self-determination.

OPPORTUNITY

The boarder community responds to the needs and aspirations of deaf and hard of hearing people through the provision of equitable opportunities for engagement.

PARTNERSHIP

Work in partnership to identify and address systemic barriers in the areas of health and wellbeing, access to interpreting and access to education.