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The SA Deaf Expo was held in Adelaide on 17 October and proved to be a great success.
The event celebrated the South Australian Deaf community and brought together the interpreting and Deaf community.
There was plenty to see and do with information stalls, artists exhibitions, a Deaf business market, a petting zoo along with food and drink stalls supplying delicious scones, cupcakes and a sausage sizzle.
NICSS was the major sponsor for the event and opened the Expo with a welcome speech and presentation.
Sandra Hoopman spoke about her research on the history of Deaf women in South Australia, the story of Cinderella was told by Caroline Conlon (in Auslan), and ASLIA SA performed a role play about what the Deaf community should expect from their interpreters.
A highlight was the Klemzig Primary School choir which included both Deaf and hearing children of all ages.
The event was a great success and we were happy to be part of this year's SA Deaf community celebration.
The NDIS World Conference - Disability in the 21st Century was held at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre from 27-29 October and proved to be a big success.
The conference was held by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and brought together 1500 people with disabilities, service providers, IT professionals and companies to share in the technology revolution in disability services.
NICSS was pleased to take part in the conference, providing the NDIA with 20 interpreters over the three days. Deaf people could participate in and learn about the technological advancements that could improve their lives.
The Apple Accessibility House proved to be popular - a purpose-built interactive exhibit which showcased the latest 'accessible' technologies. The house was separated into zones and was able to demonstrate how assistive devices, apps and accessories could help people with a disability do more around the home. NICSS interpreters were on hand to help Deaf people learn and experience the Apple technology.
More than 100 service providers were represented, with NICSS exhibition stand being voted as the "The most informative trade stand" by participants on Day One.
NICSS was so pleased to be part of this groundbreaking event and welcome you to visit the NDIS New World Conference website to learn more.
Congratuations to Deaf Advocate, Drisana Levitzke-Gray, on receiving Young Australian of the Year Award 2015.
The 21 year old from Perth is dedicated to helping other Deaf people and advocating their human rights.
To read more, visit http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au
National Week of Deaf People (NWDP), an initiative of Deaf Australia, is a weeklong national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community.
NWDP is an opportunity for Deaf people to celebrate their culture, make people aware of Deaf communities, and recognise their achievements.
This year's NWDP will take place from 18 October to 24 October 2014.
For further information, please visit http://deafaustralia.org.au
Source: Deaf Australia Inc.
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