Deaf Victoria has joined with fourteen other groups across Victoria to urge the Minister for Disability, the Hon. Lizzie Blandthorn, to provide emergency funding for disability advocacy.

Coronavirus Advocacy Graphics

Self- Advocacy Graphics

The Deaf Victoria team are aware that there is a lot of concern in our community at the moment about wearing masks and communication.

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

Download these to your phone so they are available for you to show to staff, colleagues or others when you need.

Our information video is available on Facebook – link

Transcript of the video is available here –

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.

For computer/tablet users, please feel free to download the zip file to access all graphics.

You can also contact our advocacy officer, Catherine Dunn on 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 – or 0419 586 979 (SMS & voice)

Please contact us if you would like other phrases.

Advocacy graphics for DEAF people 

Our Advocacy graphics for Deaf – zip file is available for computer/tablet users to download. 

Advocacy graphics for DEAFBLIND people

Our Advocacy graphics for Deafblind – zip file is available for computer/tablet users to download.

Please note that Able Australia also has these tools and can provide in other formats. Contact:

They are also available in word on our website here:

Advocacy graphics for HARD OF HEARING

Our Advocacy graphics for Hard of Hearing – zip file is available for computer/tablet users to download.

Contact Us

Alternatively please send us a message using the form below.