Learn more about access plus
“To foster a community of communication without limits”
Access Plus WA Deaf has been supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1921. Our purpose is to foster a community of communication, and whether we’re providing someone NDIS support, teaching people Auslan, or running social events, we’re here for the Deaf community. We provide services for all members of the community in four different areas; interpreting, support services, NDIS advocacy and navigation, and Auslan and training. We are also proud to have the Governor of Western Australia, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC as our patron.
Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is at the centre of everything we do, and this is evident in our 4 values; community, access, inclusion, and progress. For nearly 100 years we’ve been here for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in WA, and in these 100 years we’ve provided more than 500 000 hours of interpreting and have supported more than 100 000 people. By supporting people to alleviate communication barriers, we can continue to foster a community of communication without limits.
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Learn a little about Access Plus wA Deaf
We’ve not always gone by the name Access Plus WA Deaf. We were previously the WA Deaf Society and in 1921 we started as the Western Australian Adult Deaf Society. Throughout the name changes, we’ve always been here for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in WA. With the transition to the NDIS, people have more control in the services they receive, and we’re here to help people navigate the new system.
How can you help?
Donate to our Scholarship Fund
Your generosity can help support a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person to break through the barriers they face in accessing higher education. Give the gift of knowledge, and donate today.
Help with our
Thanks to your help, we’ve been able to support worthwhile Deaf and Hard of Hearing people develop their ideas into a functioning business. Please continue to help us give people this amazing opportunity.
Give to our
With your assistance, we can support people through difficult financial struggles. We believe everyone deserves a fair go no matter the circumstances. Help others, and give today
Support Our Amazing Community Events
Together, we’re able to provide incredible events year-round for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Perth, giving opportunities for valuable social outreach. Please continue to support our events below!
What services does access plus provide?
Auslan & Training
Our Auslan and Training team offer Auslan classes, Deafness Awareness Training, Language Early Access, and custom training sessions to bring Auslan to more people. Our Auslan and Training services allow anyone to learn Auslan and learn more about Deaf culture, from members of the community to organisations.
Our Access Interpreting team is here to help alleviate any communication barrier. By providing interpreting, translation, and captioning services, we can provide everyone equal access to services. We only employ NAATI-qualified interpreters to ensure the highest quality of service.
With the move to the NDIS, you have more choice and control over the services you receive. Our services are designed with you in mind because we want you to live life independently and with the supports you want. We’re an ISO 9001 certified company, and this means our services are only of the highest quality.
NDIS Support & Assistance
The NDIS can be confusing, and we’re here to help you navigate through your NDIS journey. From preplanning appointments, to advocacy during planning, and then support to implement your plan, we can help you at every step through the NDIS. Our Information and Referral Officers are here for you.