ASLIAQ 2021 – Working with Deaf Seniors

Hosted by ASLIAQ - Julie Tait

17/04/2021 | Starts: 9:00 am | Ends: 12:00 pm | Venue: Coorparoo RSL - Sub Mariners Room

Did you know that Deaf or hard of hearing people, who are over 65, can now receive free interpreters for their social activities as well as for medical appointments?

Deaf Services recently announced that under a new federal government scheme there is now free sign language interpreting available for Australians who are Deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing and over 65. This interpreting service, through Auslan Connections, is to support participation in social and essential activities.

What can it be used for?

  • Banking, finances, superannuation and budget
  • Downsizing, selling or moving home
  • Online activities and meetings
  • Social activities such as weddings, funerals, family reunions,
    theatre, seniors activities and clubs or groups
  • Events
  • Talking to your internet and phone provider

Do you want to know more about working with Deaf Seniors in these settings?  This PD activity includes a short panel of Deaf Seniors talking about what works (and doesn’t work) for them and how to improve interactions.  The panel will be followed by an opportunity to ‘get your hands up’ in role play scenarios.

The Deaf Seniors group will be invited to share stories and to assist with role plays.

Pauline Tanzer will also be providing an update on Deaf Services provision in this space.

This activity will attract 10 NAATI points and is open for any NAATI accredited or credential interpreters, including CDIs.

Date: Saturday 17 April, 2021

Time: 8:45am for a 9:00 start – 12:00 noon

Venue: Coorparoo RSL – Anzac Room

Cost: $20 for members / $40 for non-members

Parking: Ample parking available across the road in the Coles car park

Morning tea will be provided.

Numbers limited to 20

ASLIAQ would like to acknowledge the kind support of Auslan Connections for sponsoring this event.

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NAATI PD Points1.4 (10 Points)

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ASLIAQ 2021 – Working with Deaf Seniors