More support for more Australians
With every Deaf Lottery, your support helps our organisation grow its focus, influence and service reach to deliver more vital services to more Deaf Australians.
Throughout 2021, you’ve helped us achieve some truly amazing things for the Deaf community, throughout a year when so much has been uncertain.
You have made possible our service expansions to more parts of Australia, our online services connecting remote, regional and isolated communities, as well as the provision of Auslan interpreting at over 1000 national and state press conferences!
Stay tuned for a massive 2022 as Deaf Services and the Deaf Society launch a new name and new brand! Watch this space for details. Thank you again for supporting positive change for all of Australia.
Did you know that 1 in 6 Australians live with some form of hearing loss?
Deaf Services and the Deaf Society are focused on our commitment to community, leadership, innovation and culture. Supported by the Deaf Lottery, we aim to:
- Work with individuals and the community to understand and meet their needs.
- Drive improvements and new opportunities aligned with our Mission and enhancing our sustainability.
- Develop our influence and position to enhance the capacity of the Deaf community.
- Enable organisational capability, capacity and readiness.
Deaf Services and the Deaf Society is proud to be Australia’s only largest whole-of-life service provider for the Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind communities.
An example of one of our vital services is offering exceptional learning and training in Auslan interpreting and education, addressing the ever-growing demand for professionals fluent in the primary language of Deaf Australians.
Our Auslan language education programs enable the wider community to be able to communicate with the Deaf community.
With your support, we can continue to train the next generation of Auslan interpreters and educators and in turn create a better and more inclusive community.
Thanks to your help, last year Deaf Services and the Deaf Society were able to provide increased services to the Deaf and hard of hearing community, including:
- Responded to over 8,500 general information enquiries
- Provided over 31,000 hours of support through Lifestyle Support Services
- Hosted 156 group activities
- 680 students completed accredited training in Auslan
- Completed 121 translations projects and 444 translations videos
- Gained 77 new Ageing Well clients
- Delivered early intervention services to 343 Hear for Kids participants