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"Auslan Interpreters and the NDIS; Why we need more"
The is thought to be as many as 30,000 Deaf/hard of hearing Auslan users throughout Australia  and as few as 300 currently working Auslan interpreters. And with the added demand as a result of NDIS funding now available to Deaf/hard of hearing Auslan users, there is a shortage of interpreters that is verging on a crisis.  While the larger organisations in the field provide courses and training within the larger centres, primarily in the south east corner of Queensland and metropolitan NSW, those living in rural and remote communities have few resources. This training tour seek out those rural and remote communities members, be they Auslan students to take that leap to qualification as an Auslan/English interpreter, others who may have left the field and would like to re-enter, and help those currently working in the field , showing them to "work smarter, not harder" and offer them training with the goal of increasing the number of interpreters available to those Deaf and hard of hearing NDIS participants.