Deaf Community Resources

Building on from the Self-Advocacy Toolkit developed in 2020, we have developed resources for use by deaf and hard of hearing people accessing the healthcare system including hospitals. 

Health Advocacy Graphics

Deaf Victoria have developed eight sets of Health Advocacy Graphics (in two different colour) to assist you in advocating for your communication needs in hospitals. Please contact us if you would like other phrases.

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Generic Hospitals Complaint Letter

This is a fillable letter for you to use to make a complaint if you are not satisfied with access provided by the hospital.

There are fields where you will be prompted to provide details. Adobe PDF Reader is recommended – if you do not have this app, you can download it here. 

Self-Advocate for Access [Deaf]

Use this video to show healthcare professionals how to communicate with you including how to book Auslan Interpreters.

Self-Advocate for Access [HOH]

Use this video to show healthcare professionals how to communicate with you.