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Auslan Emergency is a new website that contains comprehensive information and materials for the Australian Deaf community and emergency service providers, as well as links to emergency-related materials and resources. The site aims to improve the ability of deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people whose preferred language is Auslan to prepare, respond to and recover from natural hazard emergencies.

The site also aims to:

  • Improve the ability of Auslan interpreters to effectively interpret live emergency announcements broadcast on television
  • Improve the ability of television broadcast services to facilitate Auslan-interpreted live emergency announcements broadcast on television;
  • Improve the ability of emergency services to communicate with deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Auslan signers before, during and after natural hazard emergencies.

Visit the National Auslan Communications for Emergencies website

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