Deafblind awareness for Auslan interpreters

On 6th Aug 2022, Deafblind Victoria and ASLIA Vic/Tas held a training day for Auslan interpreters. Deafblind presenters (Heather Lawson, Alex Sar, Michelle Stevens, Trudy Ryall and Jasper Cleland) and Auslan interpreter Dennis Whitcombe demonstrated a range of communication styles, including tactile Auslan, “chuchotage” or re-speaking, assisted listening devices and deafblind fingerspelling. Participants learned techniques for effective communication with deafblind clients. The workshop was delivered in a hybrid format with both on-site and online participation. We are looking forward to working with more interpreters who have skills in deafblind communication! Thank you ASLIA Vic/Tas for arranging interpreters, venue, delicious food and all the technology for the live stream.