Partners and Partnerships
DeafNav belongs to a group of organisations that all provide points of support and access for the Deaf community.
DeafNav is a pilot program funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency as part of their Information, Linkages and Capacity Building program to provide a central location for information regarding deafness.
It brings together three Deaf societies: Expression Australia (Victoria and Tasmania), Deaf Can:Do (South Australia) and Deaf Services (Queensland).
Formerly Vicdeaf or the Victorian Deaf Society, Expression Australia is a not for profit community organisation.
It provides information, programs and education to over 16,000 Deaf and hard of hearing adults each year through a diverse range of services across sixteen sites in Victoria and Tasmania.
Established in 1884, Expression Australia’s vision is that its clients and community live in an accessible, inclusive society with equal opportunity in all areas of life.
Formerly the Royal South Australian Deaf Society, Deaf Can:Do is a not for profit organisation established in 1891, providing access to support services, Auslan/English interpreting services, and individual support for the Deaf and hard of hearing.
It also provides a way to build general awareness about Auslan and Deaf culture in South Australia.
Together with its clients, Deaf Can:Do strives to build inclusive communities, and supports people to gain the skills to live their lives without limitations.
Established in 1903, Deaf Services Queensland is a leading provider of support services and information to the Deaf and hard of hearing community members across all ages in Queensland, with a focus on community and empowerment.
All services and programs provided enable the community to live full, independent lives.