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.
The XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf will take place in Paris, France from 23-27 July 2019. About 3000 persons from all over the world are expected to attend this exceptional event organised by the French National Federation of the Deaf.
The Congress theme, “Sign Language Rights for All” highlights that full enjoyment of linguistic rights is vital in facilitating the full inclusion of the Deaf Community within society. For more information about the event visit: www.wfdcongress2019.org
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.