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Deafblind Services ‘Showcase of Conference Presentations’

Join us on Tuesday, 2 December 2014, when Senses Australia's Deafblind Services brings together a number of plenary and workshop papers that have been presented at national and international conferences. Where: Technology Park Function Centre. 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley…

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Sharing knowledge and skills

At the 9th National Deafblind Conference in Sydney, which was held in June this year, Matthew Wittorff, Senses Australia’s Manager Deafblind Services, presented the outcomes of the research he conducted for his Masters Degree.  His research, titled ‘The Impact of…

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Western Australian camp for people who are deafblind

'Wild Western Theme' Senses Australia is pleased to announce that the Western Australia Camp for people who are deafblind will be held from Friday, 14 November 2014 to Sunday, 16 November 2014 at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Hillarys, Western Australia.…

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Australian Rare Disease Survey for Adults

Are you aged 18 years or older and living with a rare disease in Australia? You are invited to participate in The Australian Rare Diseases Survey for Adults.  This study is being conducted between 21 July 2014 and 1 September…

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Wilma lets nothing stand in her way

Despite having Usher Syndrome, Bentley resident Wilma has not let this stand in her way of learning to play the piano as well as follow her love of painting and drawing. Having severe tunnel vision and severe hearing loss, Wilma…

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Patrick’s a real inspiration

An avid violin player, 85 year old Patrick, lost his hearing when he was just 10 years old and developed Glaucoma later in life, but that hasn't stopped him. Having played the violin since he was five years old, Patrick,…

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There is no stopping Sharyn

Despite having Usher Syndrome, Halls Head resident Sharyn continues to live the life she chooses, by working for the Department of Premier and Cabinet and participating in her community - including organising a Bibbulmun Track walk in August 2014. Sharyn…

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Linda enjoys giving back to her community

Stirling resident Linda, who was born with Optic Atrophy - a congenital eye disease that causes blindness and developed a hearing impairment when she was just 10 years old, like to be able to give back to her community through…

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Calling for participants and volunteers to attend Deafblind Camp

Senses Australia is pleased to announce the Western Australian Camp for people who are deafblind will be held on Friday, 14 November 2014 to Sunday, 16 November 2014 at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Hillarys, Western Australia. With a 'Wild Western'…

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Comm-Clear a video app giving you access to qualified interpreters

Comm-Clear is a video application that can give you access to qualified interpreters 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To find out more visit comm-clear.com.au

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First International Deaf-Blind Expo

The First International Deaf-Blind Expo will be held in Las Vegas from Wednesday, 30 July 2014 to Sunday, 3 August 2014. To find out more please visit www.bapingroup.com

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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

Technology is enabling people with combined hearing and vision loss to have online access. To read the article please visit Medical Design Technology Magazine.

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Fight4Sight: A Man with Usher Syndrome Travels Around the Globe

One man’s incredible journey to see as much of the world as possible over two months – before his vision deteriorates further due to Usher Syndrome. To read the article please visit Foundation Fighting Blindness - Eye on the Cure,…

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‘Brotherly Love’

'Brotherly Love' is an article written by a mother about her young son, who is deafblind, the impact on their family and the special relationship that he shares with his younger brother. To read the article please visit the National…

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‘I fear for my future’

Sense UK have recently published a report 'I fear for my future'. The report is based on the experiences of people who are deafblind and their families in the last year. To read the report please visit Sense UK's website.

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Haben Girma – First Deafblind Harvard Law Student Graduate

In late 2013, Haben Girma graduated as the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. Haben and her guide dog, Maxine, had to navigated their way around the campus from an off-campus apartment.  One of her biggest challenges was that…

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Father Cyril Axelrod was made OBE

Fr Cyril Axelrod has just been made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth during a special ceremony at Windsor Castle. Fr Cyril is the first deafblind person to have ever received such an honour and was…

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Victorian deafblind champion wins BrainLink Women of Achievement Award

Victorian deafblind champion wins BrainLink Women of Achievement Award An Ashwood woman who has overcome a lifetime of adversity has today won the 2013 BrainLink Women of Achievement Award. Trudy Ryall was born deaf, is legally blind, and suffered meningitis…

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Defying Adversity Trek – Walking the Bibbulmun Track

A group of incredible trekkers, all with the same debilitating dual sensory loss, will set out in August, 2014 to walk the Bibbulmun Track right here in WA. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk…

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Deafblind Victorians meet PM

Deafblind Victorians, formerly called Deaf Blind Advocacy Group Committee, met personally Julia Gillard PM and Jenny Macklin MP at the Community Cabinet meeting held at Norwood Secondary College on Wednesday, 17th April 2013.  It was an exciting day for the…

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William Green’s Visiting Fellowship … more information

Senses Foundation has been fortunate to have William Green in Perth.  William has been at Senses Foundation for a 3 month Visiting Fellowship, but sadly leaves us on 2nd May 2013. William Green is an international expert in deafblindness and…

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Father Cyril Axelrod

Saturday the 25th of August, 2012 was a special day at Senses Foundation with Deafblind priest Father Cyril visiting us to share his life story. Father Axelrod is a Redemptorist priest who was born Deaf and was diagnosed with progressive…

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Deafblind Camp – Perth, Western Australia

During the weekend of 9 – 11 November 2012 Senses Foundation hosted a camp for people who are deafblind held at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp on the beautiful coast near Hillarys, just outside Perth. The camp was a huge…

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Pallister-Killian Foundation of Australia Launched

About PKS Foundation of Australia Pallister-Killian Syndrome is a relatively rare syndrome. As a result, very little information and support has been available to families in the past. Most medical professionals have never heard of PKS. PKSFA has been established…