Your Story Disability Legal Support will raise awareness about the Disability Royal Commission and the free supports available at the first national deafblind conference in six years.
Hosted by SensesWA, the 11th National Deafblind Conference will bring together individuals and organisations working to ensure that people with deafblindness are included in service delivery and design, decision making processes, advocacy, research and meaningful community involvement.
The 2022 event is themed “Deafblind keeping connected through COVID and beyond” and will be held from 30 June to 1 July, with a pre-conference event on 29 June.
The conference will feature a mix of keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops covering a broad range of topics related to the key themes:
- Deafblind communication: Face-to-face and using technology
- Innovations in service delivery
- COVID-19: Impacts and solutions
- Deafblind led awareness raising, peer support and advocacy
The pre-conference event on 29 June will provide an additional opportunity to bring together people in special interest areas.
On Day 1 of the conference (30 June), Your Story lawyer Amilee Myson will deliver an information session about the Disability Royal Commission.
The session will be held at 3:30pm and also feature Edan Chapman (Deaf Australia) and Rita Kleinfeld (Midlas).
The conference will be a hybrid event, hosted online simultaneously with a face-to-face event in Perth, Western Australia. There will also be conference hubs located in Melbourne and the Hunter Valley where a selection of the presentations will be shown.
For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.
Date and time: Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July
Location: Various – see conference website for more information.
Cost: Starting from $110
Register: Please visit the conference website for more information and to register.