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Message for the Deaf community about Public hearing 29 (Auslan)

  • Auslan translation
Publication date

Public hearing 29: Experiences of violence against, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Monday 24th – Friday 28th October 2022

Hello, I’m Alex and I work here at the Disability Royal Commission.

We are holding a public hearing soon that will look at the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability.

This includes experiences of people who are Deaf and identify as culturally linguistically diverse, as members of the Deaf community using Auslan.

The hearing starts on Monday 24 October and goes until Friday 28 October. It will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne.

You can attend the hearing in person. Or you can follow the hearing on the Royal Commission’s website. It will be broadcast live with Auslan interpreters and captions.

The first part of the hearing, Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October, will focus on the Deaf community; d/Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people will share their experiences.

Experts from the Deaf community will help us better understand:

  • the importance of Auslan and Deaf identity

  • barriers to acquiring Auslan, for example in schools

  • the role of interpreters, and access to information and communication in Auslan.

This will help the Royal Commission better understand how Auslan and Deaf identity can help prevent violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Evidence in the hearing will help inform the Royal Commission’s Final Report and recommendations for a more inclusive society.

For more information, visit our website and search ‘Public hearing 29’.

Join us on Monday 24 October for this special occasion!

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