Deaf Games Jan 2018 Albury Wodonga

11 December 2017

The Australian Deaf Games 2018 are fast approaching attracting around 1000 participants across Australia, the Pacific and beyond! FREE community training sessions have been organised by vicdeaf to provide information about deaf and hard of hearing people. In addition you can use the official app Open Access App for the Australian Deaf Games during this event.

FREE Community Training Sessions

These sessions are for all adult community members particularly those involved in the Australian Deaf Games or those who are working with Deaf people. If you feel this training might be beneficial to you, your community and to better welcome visitors to the region, please register your interest for one of the sessions by clicking on your preferred dates and enroling via vicdeaf or emailing

  1. Thursday 14th December 2017 3.30pm—5.30pm Wodonga Council Chamber 2nd Floor, 104 Hovell Street, Wodonga
  2. Thursday 21st December 2017 1.00pm—3.00pm Albury Library Museum: Room 2
  3. Thursday 4th January 2018  3.30pm—5.30pm Albury Library Museum: Room 2
  4. Tuesday 16th January 2018  6.00pm—8.00pm Wodonga Council Chamber 2nd Floor, 104 Hovell Street, Wodonga
  5. Thursday 18th January 2018 1.00pm—3.00pm Albury Library Museum: Room 2

Topics covered in these sessions will include: Basic Auslan (Australian Sign Language), Who are the Deaf community, What is Deaf culture, Correct terminology and Dos and Don’ts, Communication strategies for Deaf and hard of hearing people, Technology and devices to assist communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and What are the Australian Deaf Games.

For further information on Auslan Training options, please contact VicDeaf Auslan Programs department on: 0394731186 or

Instructions for Official Open Access App for the Australia Deaf Games 

1. Download then OpenAccess Face to Face icon (not available with Android)

2. OpenAccess Face to Face sample image

3. OpenAccess Face to Face sample image

4. OpenAccess Face to Face Step by Step Guide

5. OpenAccess Face to Face website link

6. Download then OpenAccess Chat icon (not available with Android)

7. OpenAccess Chat image

8. OpenAccess Chat Step by Step guide

9. OpenAccess Chat website link

Find out more about the app here: