Auslan is Australia's sign language, used by thousands of adults and children who are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
People who are Deaf and hard of hearing share a unique experience.
Communication is critical in a hospital setting. Barriers to communication can lead to frustration and the inability to make informed choices.
Interpreters are critical to ensure communication between a patient whose preferred language is Auslan and their health care providers. Everyone has the right to communicate in their preferred language.
People who are Deaf and hard of hearing often advocate for their rights and needs.