DEAF SERVICES QUEENSLAND HELPING FAMILIES CONNECT
For many people, having the opportunity to swim with the dolphins at SeaWorld is a once in a lifetime experience, and Heather Mills is no different.
Wishing to share the special experience with her two children Emily and James, Heather organised a swim with the dolphins experience for her family with the support and assistance of Deaf Services Queensland.
Deaf Services Queensland provided an interpreter for this experience allowing Heather, James and Emily experience something special together.
‘It was great to have the interpreter there as I was able to share that time with my children as opposed to relying on them to inform me as to what was happening.’
‘I could laugh with them, learn with them…rather than having to play catch up and find out information after everyone else.’
‘It was truly wonderful to be able to learn about dolphins and respect them as an animal with the assistance of an interpreter.’
‘I recommend that all deaf people wishing to do this to have an interpreter with them…it ensures a really special experience for the person.’ Ms Mills said.
CEO for Deaf Services Queensland Brett Casey states ‘It is a pleasure to service the unique needs of Heather’s and other community members.’
‘It is examples such as Heather’s that really help us achieve our organisational vision of seeing deaf people empowered, connected and achieving and help drive our team’s passion to provide excellent service every day.’ Mr Casey said.
About Deaf Services Queensland’s Interpreting service
Deaf Services Queensland is one of the leading providers of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreting services in Queensland. Deaf Services Queensland prides itself on providing a professional, culturally sensitive service ensuring the communication needs of each Deaf client are met through the appointment of an appropriate interpreter; including the capacity to cater effectively for Deaf Blind clients as well as members of the community who have low language skills.
About Deaf Services Queensland
Deaf Services Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation providing information, referral, advocacy, aged care, independent living skills support, community education, employment and interpreting services to the deaf and hard of hearing communities in Queensland.
For more information please contact Patricia Galliford, Marketing & Communications Manager forDeaf Services Queensland on 0438 112 090 or email [email protected]
Deaf Services Queensland
Deaf Services Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation providing support services to thousands of Deaf and hard of hearing Queenslanders.
With a vision of Deaf people empowered, connected and achieving, all the services and programs provided by Deaf Services Queensland aim to enable the community to live full and independent lives. Deaf Services Queensland has been providing information, referral, advocacy, aged care, independent living skills support, community education and employment support to the Deaf community in Queensland for over 106 years.
Some of the key services and programs Deaf Services Queensland provides are:
· Auslan Interpreting
· Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Interpreting
· Auslan Translations
· Employment Support Services
· Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Classes
· Information and Referral
· Independent Living Support
· Deafness Awareness Training
· Children and Families Support
All of these services sit at the core of Deaf Services Queensland and aim to assist the Deaf and hearing impaired community and provide a connection between the Deaf and hearing communities.
P: 3892 8558
M: 0438 112 090