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.
Deaf Australia remembers Life Member, lifelong advocate and champion to the Deaf community, Mrs Ann Darwin
Read more about Ann’s contributions to the Deaf community and make a donation to Deaf Australia in her honour.