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DBV newsletter #8, March 2022

This edition of DBV’s newsletter features the wonderful woodwork creations of DBV member Richard Howell, as well as updates about DBV’s recreation program, craft group and other DBV projects. The regular Deafblind Tips segment shows how a deafblind person can know which rubbish bin is theirs when living in flats or units. This month’s Tech Talk is about a braille display issue with iPhones.

To download the newsletter as a Word document, click here.

DBV Newsletter #7, Oct 2021

Click here to download the October newsletter. This newsletter includes:

  • stories from DBV members about art and craft
  • a recipe by Jo Porter
  • a resource for deafblind hospital patients
  • an announcement about Claire Tellefson’s award
  • news and updates about DBV

Newsletter #4 – November 2020

Our last newsletter before Christmas is out now. Covid19 had brought DBV members together by sharing all the hobby the members did at home. This newsletter has a story from DBV member Gina about her craft work with macrame. There are more handy deafblind tips for your home, and a story about deafblind access to hospitals. And Christmas wishes!

Click here to download the newsletter.

Newsletter #3, October 2020

DBV newsletter issue 3

The third DBV newsletter is available now. There is a story from DBV member Robert Toseland about his experience making a community radio show, as well as the regular Deafblind Tips and Tech Talk segments, and news about National Self Advocacy Week.

Click here to download the newsletter as a Word document.

Click here to read it online.

Newsletter edition 2 – Sep 2020

The second monthly DBV newsletter is out now! It has a new segment, Tech Talk by Michelle, and another Deafblind tip from Heather with a clever idea for knowing what colour your jeans are. There is also an exciting update about DBV and other news for the Deafblind community in Australia. You can download the newsletter by clicking here, or view on the website here.

The newsletter is edited by Trudy. If you want to contribute a story to the next newsletter, please get in touch. You can write in simple English or sign in Auslan and we will translate it. We would love to hear from any Deafblind person in Victoria who has something to share with our community!

DBV lockdown newsletter – first edition

We are pleased to announce the launch of DBV’s new monthly newsletter! We wrote the newsletter to keep members connected while we can’t meet face-to-face. This edition has an update about a DBV project with a job opportunity for Deafblind people, and a home tip for knowing which of your bananas are ripe. You can download it as a one-page Word document (click here) or read it online (click here). In future we hope to make braille, large print and Auslan versions too. We can send you a braille or print paper copy in the mail if you like too – email us with your address to request one.

Do you have something to share with the other members of DBV? You are welcome to contribute! Ideas for self-advocacy, a cooking tip, or what you are doing to keep yourself busy while stuck at home. Email deafblindadvocacy@gmail.com to subscribe or to send us your idea for the next edition.