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Sign of a more accessible future

23 October 2012



NSW Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance today announced at the launch of National Week of Deaf People that the Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) website is now more accessible to people who are deaf.

"An Auslan translation of a section of ADHC's website is now available," Mr Constance said.

"The translation details the various services ADHC provides and demonstrates the agency's commitment to improving the accessibility of disability service information to people who use Auslan."

National Week of Deaf People is celebrated from 20 to 26 October 2012.

"The theme this year is 'Sign Bilingualism is a human right' adopted from the World Federation of the Deaf," said Donovan Mulligan, President, Deaf Australia (NSW).

"This year we are looking at how important Auslan (Australian Sign language) is for deaf people and Auslan users like teachers, sign language interpreters and students."

The week-long celebration of the Australian deaf community is a great opportunity for deaf people to celebrate their community, language, culture and history and raise awareness.

ADHC supports sign bilingualism and has Auslan interpreters at their major public events such as the NSW Seniors Week Gala Concerts.

To view the Auslan interpretation of ADHC's website visit www.adhc.nsw.gov.au

For more information about National Week of Deaf People visit www.deafau.org.au

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