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Sharing Deafblind stories and ideas for change

Are you a West Australian with lived experience of deafblindness?

Have you been treated badly or had problems because of your disability, such as trouble with the NDIS or access to interpreters?

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear your stories and recommendations for making Australia safer and more inclusive.

You can get free information, interpreters and support to share your story and ideas for change at The RISE community centre in Maylands on Wednesday 6 July from 12.30pm to 6pm.

Watch this video in Auslan [full transcript here] to find out more about this special event for people with lived experience of deafblindness.

Text transcript is available for this video.

There will be information about the Disability Royal Commission and why it matters, as well as:

  • Free interpreters and other supports
  • Free on-the-spot advice and support to tell your story to the Disability Royal Commission including counselling
  • Options to make an appointment for another time
  • Free afternoon tea

You can also bring your own support person.

This event is being hosted by Deafblind West Australians and Your Story Disability Legal Support, and is supported by Deafblind Australia, Midlas and Deaf Australia and Relationships Australia WA.

Please register your interest in attending, and let us know if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements.

If you are attending the National Deafblind Conference, there will be an information session about the Disability Royal Commission and staff on hand throughout the conference to answer any questions.

Please note that while this event is for people with lived experience of deafblindness, the Royal Commission also wants to hear stories from supporters, such as family members, friends, carers, advocates and professionals.

Supporters can access free legal, counselling and advocacy support to share their stories and ideas for change.

For more information, please contact Your Story Disability Legal Support on 1800 77 1800 (free call) or visit the Contact us page for other ways to get in touch.