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Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday - Sunday Closed

34 Dodd Street, Wembley

Western Australia 6014

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

AccessPlus WA Deaf provides supports across a variety of programs that cater to the varying degrees of needs in the Deaf community.

Language Early Access Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a bilingual, bicultural playgroup for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, or hearing children with Deaf parents or family members. LEAP provides the opportunity to develop and grow friendships in a social environment, for children from birth to five years of age and their families.

The key focus of LEAP is language. During all LEAP activities, children are exposed to both Auslan and English. Children learn these languages in a safe environment where language development is encouraged. The program also aims to promote children’s language acquisition by building on their signed and spoken communication skills.

Deaf Seniors 55+ Club

This program helpssenior citizens who are Deaf Auslan users to meet every third Wednesday of the month, with activities, events and services for people aged 50 years and over.

The 50+ Club enjoy access to activities, outings, information sessions and seminars.

Employment Assistance Fund

The Employment Assistance Fund is Australian Government funding, that is accessed by employers, to provide them with financial assistance to purchase a range of work related services and modifications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. These services include, but are not limited to:
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Auslan interpreting

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Deafness Awareness Training

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Funds to cover staff to attend Auslan courses

If you would like any information about our education and training packages please contact us.

Your Rights & Advocacy

Human rights are universal, indivisible and interconnected. They belong to all people regardless of gender, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status such as disability or deafness. Unfortunately, due to a lack of understanding by the wider community of the linguistic and cultural needs of the Deaf community and incorrect assumptions, Deaf people’s rights are often overlooked or denied.

Discrimination against Deaf and Hard of Hearing Australians is prohibited under both federal and state laws. The links below are to assist you in protecting yourself against discrimination:

The law you use will depend on the type of complaint you wish to make and also the organisation you wish to complain about.

It is also possible to make complaints using the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. For information about the convention in Auslan please click here.

Complaints can be made to either the Australian Human Rights Commission or the Equal Opportunity Commission.
For information in Auslan about how to make a complaint, please click here.

If you would like free legal advice and help with making a complaint you can contact The Australian Centre for Disability Law. They will also provide an Auslan Interpreter for free if requested.