Deaf Australia is the national peak advocacy and information organisation in Australia for Deaf people who are bilingual – using both English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
We work under the understanding that many Deaf Australians have varying degrees of fluency in both Auslan and English, but primarily use Auslan as their native or preferred language.
We advise government, industry, and service providers about the needs and views of Deaf people, and work to improve Deaf people’s access in a range of areas.
Our ideal world is one where:
Deaf people are respected and fully included in the Australian community and the right to use Auslan is legally recognised.
Find out what’s on for the National Week of Deaf People!
Follow the fun adventures of Sally and Possum as they explore, discover and learn about the world around them using Auslan sign language.
Each episode, Sally and Possum, together with a little help from their school children friends, use sign language to interact with deaf children as they find fun filled solutions to everyday problems.
You can watch Sally & Possum on their website www.sallyandpossum.edu.au and they’ll be coming soon to ABC Kids and iView.