--- Deaf Herald October 2018 ---

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Welcome to the October Deaf Herald.

It's Deaf Festival month!

The event that you have been waiting for is almost here! The 20108 Deaf Festival will take place on Saturday, 20th October from 10am to 4pm on Parramatta River between Wilde Avenue and Elizabeth Street. As always, we have a full-day of family fun planned with entertainment, kid’s activities, food and market stalls, and don’t forget our special guests Sally & Possum. For more information visit our website.

Thank you to our sponsors Parramatta Leagues Club and Cochlear. We would also like to welcome our captioning sponsor Ai-Media.

Don’t forget to tell your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Happy International Day of Sign Languages

On Sunday, 23rd September we celebrate the first International Day of Sign Languages. Recognising the importance of preserving sign languages as part of linguistic and cultural diversity, laste last year, the United Nations General Assembly declared 23 September as International Day of Sign Languages.

To celebrate, we asked community members and staff to share their favorite sign.

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Have you seen HearSpace?

We recently launched a brand new service: HearSpace. It’s a great new site for people who are hard of hearing and those close to them.

HearSpace is a place that connects people with services, resources and information to empower them to lead a better quality of life with hearing loss. From the closest place to get your hearing tested to communication tips for the workplace - HearSpace has you covered.

Hearing loss is a condition that affects over three million Australians or one in every six people. If your hearing isn’t what it used to be or someone close to you is having trouble with their hearing, we’re here to help.

If you would like to know more, visit the website
HearSpace - Sound Advice for Life

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David Wimble

David Wimble, a Deaf Australian photographer and film maker, recently went on a trip of a lifetime to New Zealand with the assistance from The Deaf Society’s Community Grants. The Anthony M Houen Community Grant provides support to deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people to contribute to the Deaf Community in any one of the following areas:

- Leadership
- Community Development
- Conference/Seminar
- Art and Culture
- Sport

To apply, projects needs to contribute to the positive growth of an individual or group and provide inspiration for other deaf people to achieve and show leadership.David applied for the grant with the goal of setting up photography workshops focused on landscape photography and hoping that his photography would inspire others. David was kind enough to share a video of his trip;

For more information about our community grants visit

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