DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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NEXT HoH OUTING.

HOH OUTING TO MANLY SATURDAY 24TH APRIL 2021

Finally, after such a long wait we are back to our Outings, so our first one will be Manly, for Fish and Chips on the waterfront tables. This has been long awaited by our members. We will start our trip from Rydalmere Wharf, John St, and enjoy this lovely river trip, but can also meet some at Circular Quay if wished, to catch the ferry to Manly.

MEET RYDALMERE WHARF: 10.30am

LEAVE CIRCULAR QUAY: 11.30AM

COST: $25

It is important to advise Janne early that you are attending, and how you will be travelling, by phone/message 0432 570 210 or janneb@iinet.net.au

 

We are intending to return to Rydalmere Wharf about 4.40pm.

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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 2020

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

  • Technology Practice Session 
    10-12.30am  
    3rd Friday of month
    First Session for 2021 is 19th February

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

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