This page’s contents add from businesses and organisations that created resources with Auslan translations or for the Deaf community.
Resources for Boaters who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
These resources have been developed with the support of Deaf Australia to provide deaf and hard of hearing boaters and paddlers with resources in their own language.
The resources consist of nine videos signed in Auslan and transcripts in English. The videos cover the following topics:
- Calling for help in an emergency
- Activating a distress beacon
- Dealing with a fire on a boat
- Logging On and Logging Off
- Wearing a lifejacket
- Vessel maintenance
- How to use the Marine Rescue App
- Weather and sea conditions
Deaf Aware Psychologists & Counsellors in Australia
Please note the information provided is taken directly from professionals' websites, personal recommendations, and/or my knowledge of the professionals listed, and is correct at date of publication noted in footnote. I do not know all providers personally and am unable to comment on the quality of their services. Please check with a provider to ensure they are good fit for you, can provide the support you need, and to clarify their availability.
With thanks, Dr. Christina Clarke.
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (National)
The module shows what effective communication looks like - from the perspective of NDIS participants - and how it supports choice and control.
It is designed to support NDIS providers and workers in meeting their obligations under the NDIS Code of Conduct to support and enable people to express themselves, be heard and be safe. It also supports registered NDIS providers in meeting their obligations under the NDIS Practice Standards.
The module is free and available to anyone, taking approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. It includes a downloadable ‘Supporting Effective Communication Checklist’ and useful links and resources.