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Auslan: Online Resources

Auslan Organisations

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Champions the learning success of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing in Victorian tertiary education. This organisation partners with educators, student support staff, students and families to provide advice, training, research, and interpreting services.

Located on Level 4, Building K at Melbourne Polytechnic Prahran campus

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Auslan Signbank

Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan. It includes:
- a dictionary
- ability to search for signs related to medical, health, educational and teaching topics
- videos of deaf people using the listed Auslan signs
- information on the deaf community in Australia

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Deaf Australia

The peak organisation of the Auslan-using deaf community in Australia.

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Expression Australia

Expression Australia provide information, programs and education to over 16,000 deaf and hard of hearing adults each year through its diverse range of services across Victoria.

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Deafness Forum of Australia

Links to useful information organised by topic.

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The Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association

ASLIA is a non-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the needs and interests of Auslan/English interpreters and Deaf Interpreters in Australia.

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Deaf Children Australia

Deaf Children Australia provides information, advocacy, support services and educational resources that respond to the needs of these children and their families.

Victorian Deaf Education Institute

VDEI is committed to inclusive, transformative education for children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Deaf Victoria

Deaf Victoria is the peak advocacy body representing deaf and hard of hearing Victorians. We aim to ensure deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria experience equality, opportunity and connection, and are valued for their unique contributions towards a diverse society.

Deaf Nav

DeafNav is a centralised portal and go to resource for deaf and hard of hearing communities in Australia and their extended professional, supportive and personal networks.

Online Videos

ABC iview: You can't ask that - Deaf

What does being deaf feel like? What do deaf people wish they could hear? Through sign and speech, eight profoundly deaf Australians give a unique insight into their lives.

This episode is open captioned.

SBS On Demand: Deafinition

With honesty, humour and heart, Deafinition presents the first-hand narrative of Paul and his experiences being deaf. From the physical day-to-day, social interactions, the intricacies of communication and language, the frustrations and challenges we see it all unfold through the inner world of Paul.