@IWD2019 Tag

CBM Australia is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace. This includes giving all staff the opportunity to learn to communicate with people whose mother language is Australian Sign Language (Auslan).This is why we recruited Auslan Consultancy, a team of Deaf professionals with experience in Auslan training and language consultancy, to share their language with our staff....

From the world’s largest cities to some of its smallest villages, the experience of deafness has united people and provided a source of shared cultural and linguistic identity.When faced by systemic exclusion from services, decision-making structures or social participation, many deaf communities have created their own mechanisms to make their views and aspirations known, including through...

Kwemal, 55, and Maina, 24, are a mother and daughter living in Vanuatu. Both are deaf. Like most countries in the Pacific, Vanuatu has no formal and shared sign language. Without a formal sign language, Kwemal and Maina communicate through some basic home sign and lip-reading. Outside of their community, few people know they are deaf...

My name is Wadud. I’m forty years old and live in Saidpur.When I was one year old I had typhoid and became deaf. Growing up, it was not possible to communicate with other children; that was the main barrier I faced.When I was five years old my parents took me to school. I could not hear or...