DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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  Events

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NEXT HoH OUTING.

DBA(NSW) CHRISTMAS PARTY AT OFFICE - 29 BURWOOD RD CONCORD – 27th November 12 -2.30PM

It has been a hard couple of years not being able to get together, so I hope you can celebrate the end of 2021 with us. We are still limited with numbers so I would like to hear from you as soon as possible, so that you do not miss out. Unfortunately, we do not have access to buses that allow spacing, so please organize with your staff or support workers or other transport.

To make this a COVID safe event, you MUST contact Janne on 0432 570 210 or janneb@iinet.net.au to advise if you are able to attend on 27th November.  Please let me know by no later than Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

 

I, together with all DBA, wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope you are able to celebrate with family and friends. Also wishing you a very Happy New Year. I look forward to a better 2022 and getting back to seeing each other and enjoying each other’s company once again.

Look out for notices here on our website and on our Facebook page.

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CRAFT OR TECHNOLOGY 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 19th November at 1pm for our next craft session, please let me know at - janneb@iinet.net.au.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION GROUP!

If you love using technologies such as smartphones and computers, and you enjoy supporting other people to learn, we would love to hear from you.

We have a small group of members with different degrees of hearing loss and sight loss are currently seeking help to practice technologies. The two-hour session is from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month at 29 Burwood Rd, Concord NSW. Our group has been running for more than a year now.

This is a challenging but highly rewarding volunteering role – you will “see” things through the “eyes” of people with deafblindness. You will have unique opportunities to practice multiple ways of communication. More importantly, this may change the life of people with deafblindness, as mastering technology brings unmeasurable possibilities. In return, our members may also teach you some Auslan signs, fingerspelling, braille skills as well as the hidden functions of a smartphone and secret apps.

Whether you have relevant experience or not, your involvement will be invaluable.

We will find suitable tasks that suit your passion and ability. We're sure your participation will enhance inclusion and bring us new ideas for communication, technology and social integration.

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about each other.

*Art and Craft group start from 1 pm on the same days, volunteers are also wanted.

Contact: Janne Bidenko, dbansw@bigpond.com and 0432 570 210

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PHD RESEARCH INTO DEAFBLIND PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES OF HOSPITAL 

Annmaree Watharoy is a Deafblind PHD candidate with University of Technology, Sydney. Annmaree is wanting to interview Deafblind people about their experiences of being in hospital.  Interviews can be face to face, email, mail or Skype.  Contact Annmaree if you are interested in sharing a story by email at 88547166@uts.edu.au

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 MEETINGS FOR 2021/22

  • Bi-monthly Board Meetings
    2nd Friday of even months

  • Technology Practice Session 
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  • Craft in the afternoon
    1-3pm   3rd Friday of month
    First Session for 2021 is 19th November 2021

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