For the past 9 months, Able Australia and Independent Options for Mobility have been working together on an O&M project, looking at the specific O&M needs for people with deafblindness. For those in Melbourne, we are running a workshop – we hope to see you there!
Orientation and Mobility for People with Deafblindness Workshop
Specialist training in the unique communication and learning needs of people with deafblindness when learning orientation and mobility skills.
Focussing on the communication needs of people with deafblindness, particularly those who use tactile Auslan, this workshop will cover:
• Principles of teaching people with deafblindness orientation and mobility skills
• Specific signs, language and social haptics to use when teaching orientation and mobility concepts and strategies
This workshop is relevant to orientation and mobility specialists, Auslan interpreters, Deafblind Communication Guides and people with deafblindness.
What: Orientation and Mobility for People with Deafblindness Workshop
When: 11am – 2:30pm or 5:30 – 7:30pm on Wednesday, 25 May
Where: Ross House, Level 4 / 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Cost: Free of charge
Interpreters and transport support available for people with deafblindness for the day time workshop.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 18 May by contacting Meredith Prain – firstname.lastname@example.org