Saturday 21 September - Friday 27 September

Saturday 21 September

What is Auslan?

Darlene Thornton will be delivering an all day workshop about Auslan, linguistics and how does the Deaf community preserve the language.

The workshops will cover:

  • History of Auslan
  • Basic Auslan Linguistic features
  • How does the wider Deaf community’s influence change Auslan?
  • What is the Deaf community’s value on Auslan?
  • How are new signs created?
  • How does a sign name work?

Where? University of Western Australia,

Alexander Lecture Theatre

(The Arts building is located off Hackett Drive Entrance No 1)

RSVP? Please email to info@waad.org.au


When? Saturday 21 September 2019

Time? 8.30am - 5.30pm

Cost? $8 Deaf Australia members

$20 non-members

Biography

As a third-generation Deaf Australian, I’ve been involved with teaching, training, researching and writing on Auslan, Auslan linguistics, Sign Language interpreting, and Australian Deaf History for over 20 years. My passions lie in both Auslan linguistics and Australian Deaf History – I enjoy the hunt and like to explain how sign languages work. I also run two businesses - MyAuslan, focusing on Auslan consultancy, training and translations, and Vivid Expressions, providing awesome Auslan educational resources

Sunday 23 September

University of Western Australia Auslan Tour!

University of Western Australia is known as one of the country’s most picturesque campuses. A mixture of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and landscaped gardens, come along and join us on a 2 hour Auslan tour of University of Western Australia! Limited spots, hurry!

Wear comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen. Bring water as it is a 2 hour walking tour.

Price includes tea, coffee & biscuits.

When? Sunday 22 September 2019

Time? Meet at 9.30am

Tour starts at 10am

Cost? $2 Deaf Australia members

$5 non-members

Where? University of Western Australia,

Alexander Lecture Theatre

(The Arts building is located off

Hackett Drive Entrance No 1)

RSVP? Please email to info@waad.org.au

Tuesday 24 September

Professional Evening with Kyle Miers

Kyle Miers, Chief Executive of Deaf Australia will talk about revitalising languages through effective partnerships. He will also talk about his recent presentation

“Does Listening Help? The impact of Deaf children’s literacy”

at the prestigious National Press Club.

When? Tuesday 24 September 2019

Where? University of Western Australia,

Fox Lecture Hall

(The Arts building is located off Hackett Drive Entrance No 1)

Time? 6.30pm—8.30pm

Cost? $2 Deaf Australia members

$5 non-members

RSVP? Please email to info@waad.org.au

Biography

Kyle Miers is a Chief Executive of Deaf Australia, the national peak representative organisation for deaf and hard of hearing people in Australia that uses Auslan (Australian Sign Language). He will be the first ever speaker at the National Press Club that exclusively uses Auslan for his address including questions & answers. The ABC and National Press Club are rising to the “behind the scenes” production challenge to make this live broadcast a reality.

The significant work of Deaf Australia evolves around de-stigmatising the perspectives and attitudes while promoting inclusion and equality.

Source: National Press Club www.npc.org.au/speakers/kyle-miers/

Thursday 26 September

Open Captioned Movie - Dora & The Lost City of Gold

When? Thursday 26 September 2019

Where? Hoyts Carousel,

1382 Albany Hwy, Cannington

Time? Meet 6pm

Movie starts 7pm

Cost? $5 per person

$2 Deaf Australia Member


Email info@waad.org.au to book your ticket

Friday 27 September

May the best team win!

When? Friday 27 September 2019

Where? Tuart Hill Community Centre,

164 Cape St, Tuart Hill

Time? 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Cost? $2 Deaf Australia members

$5 non-members

RSVP? Please email to info@waad.org.au

A fun evening of simple & challenging team games for all ages.

All welcome! Bring a team of 4 or we can put you in a team!