There are places, business and groups that help people with deafblindness.
They can provide
Some services listed are Australian and some are International.
Some organisations that specialise in only blindness or only deafness are in the directory. They may be able to adapt their services for someone with deafblindness.
There are two drop down filters that can help you search for Service type and / or Region. This is the best way to search the directory.
You can use the search bar to find words in the organisation’s title and description. This is not as effective as using the dropdown filters.
The list of organisations is not exhaustive. It may not include every service or organisation in Australia with deafblind expertise.
This directory is for information purposes only. Inclusion in the service directory does not imply:
- affiliation with, or
- endorsement from
Deafblind Information Australia.
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Last updated September 29, 2022
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- Advocacy and information
- Allied health
- Assistive technology suppliers
- Assistive technology training
- Auslan interpreting
- Auslan translation
- Captioning and transcription
- Communication guide / support work
- Orientation and Mobility Services
- Other services
- Pastoral Care
- Social activity & connection
- Support Coordination
- Supported Independent Living (SIL)
- Training (deafblind)
ACT Deafness Resource Centre
The ACT Deafness Resource Centre (the DRC), is a community organisation funded by the Commonwealth, to provide information, linkages and capacity building for the hearing impaired, deaf and those with chronic ear disorders.
Auslan Services is a leading provider of Auslan interpreting services in Australia. They have been providing services since 2001, and are committed to providing high-quality, accessible communication services to all Australians.
Australian Lions Hearing Dogs
Australian Lions Hearing Dogs have transformed the lives of hundreds of Australians. Hearing dogs alert their owners to sounds in the home by touching the owner with a paw - things like knocks on the door, a baby crying or the phone ringing. Most importantly, hearing dogs alert their owners to life-saving sounds like smoke alarms.
Canberra Blind Society
Canberra Blind Society provides information, services and assistance to people who are blind or have a vision impairment in Canberra and the local region.
Deaf Connect is the largest whole-of-life service provider for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing Australians, with offices across Queensland and New South Wales, as well in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin.
Expression Australia is a not-for-profit organisation created by and for the Deaf Community. They empower people who are Deaf, hard of hearing to overcome barriers in their life and choose how they want to live.
Eyes and Independence
Eyes and Independence supports children, adults, and families; and was the first sole provider to offer specialist teaching for children and adults with a vision impairment, and/or orientation and mobility challenges and training.
Hear for You
Hear For You is a unique community that offers support and guidance to teenagers living with deafness or hearing loss.
Hearing Matters is a South Australian and proudly independent audiology practice.
John Pierce Centre (JPC)
JPC operates as an independent not for profit company limited by guarantee and maintains its links with the Catholic Church as a member of Catholic Social Services Victoria.
Lions Low Vision Clinic
The Lions Low Vision Clinic is a unit within the Royal Hobart Hospital Eye Clinic, specialising in helping people with vision loss make the best use of their remaining sight.
National Relay Service
The National Relay Service (NRS) can help you if you’re d/Deaf or find it hard to hear or speak to hearing people on the phone.
Signpedia offers nationwide services and supports to the Australian Deaf Community and other Auslan users.
Soundfair is a non-profit committed to hearing equality. They work to eliminate the social and emotional impact of Victorians living with hearing conditions.
Director Neil is passionate about Auslan as a language trainer, mentor and interpreter provider and wants to share his passion with the community.