Launching on 1 January 2018, the Deaf Services 'Interpreting for Seniors' project offers pro-bono Auslan interpreting services for groups of Deaf and hard of hearing seniors who want to participate in community social inclusion activities.
Throughout 2018 Deaf Services is providing $125,000 of interpreting that can be used by seniors who wish to undertake social activities in small groups.
Social activities covered by the project include:
Hobbies and club activities
Sports, fitness and health-related activities
Family gatherings for special occasions, and more.
Already throughout 2018 a number of groups have made the most of the program - attending a range of social activities, tours, hobbies and more.