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9 months ago

Deaf Victoria Inc.

Hi all,

Due to lack of numbers for this session, this is now cancelled.

We're now working on an alternative option for deaf and hard of hearing people to share their experiences with the Local Area Coordination with the Brotherhood of St Laurence's research team -- keep an eye on this space within the coming weeks.
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9 months ago

Deaf Victoria Inc.

With thanks to the City of Melbourne's Social Innovation Partnerships Programme, Deaf Victoria has been successful in receiving a grant to deliver an exciting project called Auslan in the City.

Deaf Victoria has partnered with Expression Australia to deliver the project until June 2021.

Auslan in the City aims to encourage people who live, work, study, and visit the City of Melbourne area to learn basic Auslan phrases so

The project objectives are:
- create short Auslan videos to be displayed on big screens across the City of Melbourne;
- provide Auslan taster workshops and roving Auslan teachers at major events in the City of Melbourne area;
- increase awareness of Auslan by equipping City of Melbourne residents, visitors, employers/employees, students, and tourists with basic Auslan phrases;
- increase number of people entering non-accredited and accredited Auslan courses;

We will be organising a community consultation shortly -- keep an eye on this space for more information to come in a couple of weeks.

We look forward to working together to make the City of Melbourne area Auslan-friendly!

For more information about this project, please email Sherrie Beaver at projects@deafvictoria.org.au
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9 months ago

Deaf Victoria Inc.

NDIS Local Area Coordination service improvement consultation workshop

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is an independent, non-government organisation that is committed to building a compassionate and fair society where everyone has a sense of belonging. BSL delivers NDIS Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in five regions across Victoria.

BSL also runs a Research and Policy Centre, which undertakes research and policy influencing work to inform the successful implementation of the scheme.

The voices and insights of people with disability and their families is central to our work. As such, we are seeking feedback from people with disability, their families and carers about what the best version of the LAC service would be.

The purpose of the workshop is to explore what aspects of the LAC service has worked well for you and what you would like to see in LACs in the future.

The information from the workshop will be used to improve our LAC practice and to develop a LAC Practice Framework that will best support people with disability, their families and carers.

The workshop is completely voluntary. All identifiable information will be removed, so your participation will be anonymous. You do not need to be affiliated with a BSL LAC service to be eligible to participate.

The workshop will aim to consult with 6 to 7 people per session and run for up to two hours with a break.

The session will be held in the Father Tucker’s Room at 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy at 6pm on Wednesday the 6th of November.

Participants will receive a $50 gift card for their time and all travel costs will be covered as needed.

Once we have completed the consultation workshops, we will provide participants a summary of our findings.

For more information or to register your interest please email Miranda Cross at Miranda.Cross@bsl.org.au or call on 0491 052 299.
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9 months ago

Deaf Victoria Inc.

There's a number of Auslan teaching jobs available at a number of schools under the Victorian Department of Education & Training.

For more information and to apply, go to: www.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/auslan?keyword=Auslan
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10 months ago

Deaf Victoria Inc.

Congratulations to our Vice President Mija Gwyn on her appointment as the new Manager of YDAS - Youth Disability Advocacy Service!!

It is so good to see Deaf people being appointed in leadership position, especially in non-deaf organisations 😀
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