Advocacy Tips: where to go, what to do
MILD HEARING LOSS - CONFUSED WHERE TO GET SUPPORT AND WHICH TECHNOLOGY
COMMUNITY OR PUBLIC EVENTS - NOT ACCESSIBLE
SPORTS TRAINING OR COMPETITIONS - NOT ACCESSIBLE OR HARD TO PARTICIPATE
AGED CARE (NURSING HOMES) - NOT PROVIDING APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS OR ACCESS FOR DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING RESIDENTS
Deaf Victoria can provide a statement of support to assist an application for the Hearing Service Program
and support aged care facilities to include Deaf and hard of hearing people.
FACE MASKS CREATING A BARRIER TO COMMUNICATION (COVID-19)
SCHOOL, TAFE OR UNIVERSITY - NOT AWARE OR ACCESSIBLE
HOSPITAL OR HEALTHCARE - NO INTERPRETERS OR ACCESS PROVISION
Deaf Victoria can advocate for patient care accessibility e.g. access to interpreters. They can also provide advocacy support for discrimination about deafness such as poor attitudes or refusal to provide access requirements e.g. writing a letter of complaint.
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICES - NOT ACCESSIBLE
Deaf Victoria can advocate for patient care accessibility by providing feedback or making a complaint.
*Please note Deaf Victoria only operates during business hours.