Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2012
Disability advocacy and the legal system: You be the judge!

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March 2012 @ Melbourne Park Function Centre

Deaf blind world

Back by popular demand, members of DeafBlind Victorians will deliver their interactive hands-on presentation DeafBlind World that shows what it is like to be deafblind. The presentation will outline the different types of deafblindness and the different ways that deafblind people communicate, depending on the nature of their condition and whether it was present at birth or acquired later. For example, someone who grew up deaf and experienced vision loss later in life is likely to use sign language, others who grew up blind and later became deaf are more likely to use a tactile mode of their spoken/written language. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

This session is limited to 15 people. Please sign up at the registration desk.


Monday 26th March, 2012: 4:45am - 5:30am


Red Room


Deafblind Victoria,

Heather Lawson, Trudy Ryall and Michelle Stevens are founding members of Deafblind Victorians. The group is run by and for people who are Deafblind or who have both vision and hearing impairment. DBV provides the opportunity for people to join together to support each other, share experiences and explore ideas. The group also undertakes advocacy … Continued

Photo of Deafblind Victoria,