DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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Dear all,

Please see below information about the next Deafblind Information Hub webinar.

Date:     Wednesday 24th July

Time:    1 – 3pm Eastern

              12:30 – 2:30pm SA and NT

     11am – 1pm WA

Topic:    NDIS Plan Management

·       Guest presenters will be announced shortly.

·       All webinars are Auslan interpreted and captioned. We recommend you book your own communication support to assist with the technology and communication back up support if you have not attended a webinar before, or if you need this support to access the webinar.

·       If you have not used zoom before and want to try using it before you attend the webinar, or if you have any other questions contact

Please save the date and register to attend using the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you online.

Best wishes,




HOH OUTING, CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT BOBBIN HEAD CAFÉ – Saturday 27th July 2019                                                                                                                   

Bobbin Head Café has a lovely open fire for us to sit by for our lunch, many will remember a previous Christmas in July, when we were able to go for great walks after eating, however, this year we will get there earlier and have a walk before lunch so will enjoy it more. It will be cold so warm jackets etc needed.

Bobbin Head is a point on Cowan Creek in the north of the suburb of North Turramurra. Although there is no baked dinner for our “Christmas”, there is very tasty food and we have decided to give you a choice of meals so that we can pre-order and all be served together, they are:

Bacon, eggs, toasted Turkish bread       $12.90                                       

Bacon, egg and Tomato                           $15.90

Battered fish & Chips                                $18.90

Chicken schnitzel, chips with salad        $20.90

Rump Steak, chips & salad                      $25.90

Beef lasagne & salad                                $17.90

Vegetable lasagne & salad                      $18.90

Quiche Lorraine  & salad                         $18.90

Teas and coffees                                        $4.50


Plus if wished, Devonshire tea/coffee

with scones, jam & cream                          $8.50


Please choose what you wish to eat and tell me when you phone or email me to book, but please book early so I can organise buses, as well as food. or 0432 570 210

VENUE: Bobbin Head - directions - enter Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, which leads to the park, from Mount Colah by turning right across railway bridge from Pacific Hwy, right again and left at stop sign, and follow to café in the park.

TIME: 11:00 at Bobbin Head


COST: According to what you order, plus coffees etc.



Able Australia, is hosting the 17th Deafblind International World Conference being held on the Gold Coast at The Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa from 12-16 August, 2019.

Can you help?

We’re looking for volunteers with Auslan experience and those who don’t but who would be happy to help during the conference. Duties would include:

·       Directing people

·       Handing out conference materials

·       Supporting people who may have mobility issues

·       For those who have Auslan experience, you may be asked to provide communication support to deafblind or deaf delegates at the conference.  You will not be asked to provide ongoing one-to-one support to delegates.

Please note – all deafblind delegates will have their own personal interpreters at the conference.

In return for your support Able Australia will provide:

·       Training prior to the conference starting

·       A roster so you know when you’re scheduled to volunteer and where

·       A full briefing as to what need to be done on the day/s you are volunteering

·       Able/DBI t-shirts that clearly identify you as a conference volunteer

·       Free meals (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) on the days you are volunteering

·       The opportunity to meet members of the dynamic and vibrant international deafblind community.

You can volunteer for the whole conference or select days of the conference.

If you would be interested in taking part as a volunteer please contact Carla Anderson on


Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019.

Mark this date in your diary and watch this space as we continue to add more information about what's on, where to go and what to expect.

In the meantime, if you need to know anything please send an email to



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



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