Resources For Young People
The online world has been changing young deaf people’s lives, enabling them to enjoy greater access to communication with their peers on a more level playing field. While this opens up wonderful social opportunities, it’s important for young deaf people to be aware of the risks involved and know how to stay safe.
DCA’s accessible YouTube clip below features young deaf people discussing cybersafety issues in Auslan with voiceovers and subtitles.
The brochure in simple English, ‘Staying Safe Online’, complements the online resource, helping teachers and parents to be informed and discuss the issues as well. If you would like to take the opportunity for free interactive cybersafety workshops, the activities can be tailored to suit the needs of the students.
These resources were developed in collaboration with young deaf people. We are grateful to all of them for their wonderful input and to the Telstra Foundation who funded the development of these resources through their Everyone Connected Grants program.
Deaf People DO Have Interesting Jobs
Deaf people DO have interesting jobs is a series of videos from Deaf Children Australia, which shows Deaf people in professional occupations. The viewer will get a short but honest impression of Deaf people doing a variety of jobs. It is hoped that this will provide young deaf and hard of hearing people with a perspective on the types of work they
can do in the future.
You can watch the videos below, or click here to access Deaf Children Australia’s YouTube channel.
21-year-old university student Helen talks about her life with a cochlear implant.