Auslan interpreter begins role in the Territory

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The Territory Government has secured an Auslan Interpreter for the Northern Territory.

The NAATI accredited interpreter, Paula Bun has begun this week and will offer support to clients across the Territory.

As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that information is accessible.

The Territory Government will fund a fulltime interpreter for at least the next three years. Deaf Connect (formerly Deaf Services and the Deaf Society) will provide the interpreter.

The local Auslan Interpreter will provide support for Deaf Territorians across a range of situations, including in delivery of government services, in health, education and justice. In addition it will provide support for families and public messaging during emergencies, such as COVID-19.

Work is also underway to finalise the Auslan scholarship program participants, so that we can grow our own qualified Auslan interpreters across the Territory.

Auslan interpreter in action

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