Peer training at DBV
When we lose hearing and vision, there are a lot of things that change for us. We might need to learn to use magnifiers, braille, tactile Auslan, or a white cane. At Deafblind Victoria, deafblind people support each other through these changes. This is called “peer support”. Some of us have already lost vision and hearing, and have adapted to our new life. We love to welcome people into our wonderful Deafblind community and share the skills we have learned living as Deafblind people. This happens informally at DBV social events and the drop-in program at DBV Connect on Thursdays. Both are free for any deafblind person to attend. You can also find handy tips on our website.
Deafblind Victoria now also offers specialist one-to-one peer training in tactile Auslan, Deafblind communication, braille and technology, which can be charged to your NDIS. Contact DBV to arrange a session. If you are a professional and want to work with a peer trainer to get the best outcomes for your client, please also get in touch!
See photos below of deafblind people learning tactile Auslan and braille from deafblind trainers.