ASLITA awarded LJMF grant for groundbreaking National Study

March 1, 2024

Deaf Connect’s Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund has awarded $127,000 to the
Australian Sign Language Interpreters and Translators Association (ASLITA) to fund ground-breaking
research into the experience of deaf students and Auslan-English Interpreters in education.

This 18-month research project is the first of its kind in examining the interpreting support deaf
students receive in Primary and Secondary Education across Australia. This research will shed light
on the central experiences of Deaf students, conduct a national workforce survey, examine current
international research and produce a comprehensive report with a view to advocate for systemic
change and educational reform.

For further information, please see the media release.

A community video can be viewed here.

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