SIGN up to the cause!

  Over the next few days we here at AHoD want to literally get ‘All Hands on Deck’ to help promote the National Week of Deaf People in a bid to celebrate and appreciate the Deaf community and their bright culture. We aim to educate, bring awareness and *fingers crossed* social change to some of the complex…

Deafying Odds

With the National Week of Deaf People looming around the corner (15th – 21st October!) today I thought I’d post something a little bit different. To help celebrate and admire the Deaf community and its culture, I thought I’d write about some of the inspiring, incredible and extremely talented people who have been a part…

Learning Auslan

I had my first Auslan lesson on Tuesday night, and to be honest I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I was running about five minutes late (typical me!) and when I entered the classroom I was met by an overwhelming silence. As the teacher (I assumed) gestured to me to grab a seat and…

National Week of Deaf People

With The National Week of Deaf People just around the corner (15th- 21st October!) I thought it was important to have a quick chat with some of the inspiring and motivating people passionate about Auslan, who have gone above and beyond to learn this beautiful language! Earlier today I posted a blog of my chat…

Let’s talk sign language

My first week of Auslan lessons begin next week and I am nervous to say the least. I’ve been pouring through the Auslan Sign Bank online but haven’t been to any official classes before so it’s all feeling a bit daunting! In light of my mission to learn sign language, this week I will be…