Emergency VRI Interpreting during Coronavirus

  • 24 March, 2020

Expression Australia is providing a special free emergency VRI interpreting service during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

If you need an emergency Auslan interpreter to talk about Coronavirus with:

• doctors

• nurses

• hospitals

you can get free emergency VRI interpreting.

This is only for an emergency.

Our free emergency VRI interpreting service will be available Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm for people in Victoria and Tasmania.

Contact us on SMS. 0438 723 342


Auslan Interpreting during Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Expression Australia and Auslan Connections have made the some resources to help you book interpreters and and ask heath professionals to book an interpreter for you, during the Coronavirus situation.

Interpreting during Coronavirus flyer (pdf 183KB) - Includes instructions on how to book an interpreter in medical sitiuations (for example at hospitals, Coronavirus clinics and GP clinics). Print it and keep in your wallet or purse. There are 2 flyers in pdf so you can give one to a friend or family member.

Hello, I am Deaf card (pdf 76KB) - instructions you can give to health professionals (for example doctors, nurses and paramedics) on how to access interpreters and tips for them to communicate effectively witrh you. Print it and keep in your wallet or purse. 

   

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