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.

Training

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Feel more confident in your role or work in supporting deaf and hard of hearing people.

Make your policy, legislation, information or staff accessible for deaf and hard of hearing people.

But don’t know where to start? Have questions but no safe space to ask?

We have a range of education and consultancy services and resources that we can adapt and tailor for each organisation.

We offer industry leading and ‘hands on’ training to provide you current and relevant information about deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria. We deliver training online or in person, available across Victoria with no extra fees for those seeking training outside of Metro Melbourne/Naarm.

Book our training today, we look forward to hearing from you.

We have a range of education and consultancy services and resources that we can adapt and tailor for each organisation.

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Education

DCCT for Healthcare organisations

Learn about the different needs for deaf and hard of hearing patients in healthcare settings and aged care facilities. Learn how to book interpreters and communicate with patients. The workshop will build a deeper understanding gained from real stories and insights of people with lived experience accessing healthcare in Victoria. 

Understand why informed consent is important and bust some myths. All presenters are deaf with lived experience and Auslan interpreters are included. This workshop includes time for open discussion answering your questions.

DCCT for Aged care workforce

Deaf or hard of hearing residents can find living in aged care facilities isolating, so it is critical they do not experience those barriers. You will learn about the different needs for deaf and hard of hearing patients in aged care settings, how to book interpreters and communicate with patients. The workshop will build a deeper understanding gained from real stories and insights of people with lived experience living in aged care settings in Victoria. We will dispel some myths and share some fun facts. All presenters are deaf with lived experience and Auslan interpreters are included. This workshop includes time for open discussion answering your questions.

DCCT for Victorian Public Service

Gain real insights from listening to stories from lived experience of being deaf or hard of hearing in Victoria. Know the law and rights to accessibility and services for to deaf and hard of hearing Victorians. Learn about the diversity in our community and what our communication needs are. We will discuss the key systemic and policy barriers we are still experiencing and identify solutions to address these. Each workshop will be tailored to suit your specific service area. All presenters are deaf with lived experience and Auslan interpreters are included. This workshop includes time for open discussion answering your questions.

DCCT for NGOs and private sector

Become confident in supporting deaf and hard of hearing people in your workplace or organisation. You will learn from the leading experts for deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria. In this jam-packed training, you will build a deeper understanding of the wide range of deafness and communities in Australia. We present some fun facts and myth busters about deafness.

All presenters are deaf with lived experience and Auslan interpreters are included. This training includes time for open discussion answering your questions!

DCCT for Mental Health

Mental health services in particular are extremely difficult for deaf and hard of hearing people and children to access and find support. Often help lines are not accessible, staff lack training and knowledge causing heightened risk of miscommunication and misdiagnosis. This is an area Deaf Victoria is currently active in advocating for systematic change at State level. Our training also provides real-life stories and scenarios that have actually occurred in the Victorian state system and the steps taken. This training will provide you a safe space to feel confident in understanding how to better support deaf and hard of hearing people in the mental health system and service. 

DCCT – General

Become confident in supporting deaf and hard of hearing people in your workplace or organisation. You will learn from the leading experts for deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria. In this jam-packed training, you will build a deeper understanding of the wide range of deafness and communities in Australia. We present some fun facts and myth busters about deafness.

All presenters are deaf with lived experience and Auslan interpreters are included. This training includes time for open discussion answering your questions!

Consultation services

Discussing and identifying systemic barriers to services and products can only go so far. To go further and embed inclusion in your organisation, we can review your disability inclusion (D&Is) plans or diversity action plans (DAPs), run focus groups and interviews to provide the best insight in the deaf experience to sustainably enhance your products or services. We also have expertise in disability inclusion, not just for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Please contact us to develop a tailored quote that suits your disability inclusion, deafblind or deaf and hard of hearing inclusion needs.

Deafblind World

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In partnership with DeafBlind Victoria, we can also deliver an additional hands-on workshop designed for organisations and the wider community to understand what it is like to live with deafblindness.

Learn Auslan

Our workshops do not include learning Auslan. 

However, we can provide Auslan training to staff in your organisation as an optional packaged with any of our recommended education or consultancy service partners. 

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