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Give the gift of sign language this festive season

In celebration of International Day of People with Disability on 3 December, Ipswich City Council is hosting free Auslan sign language community workshops throughout the festive season.

The free community workshops aim to provide Ipswich residents with information about different types of deafness and the confidence to interact with those in our community with hearing loss.

The workshops will also offer information about the role and use of interpreters and teach some basic Auslan signs.

Community, Culture Arts and Sports Committee chair Councillor Andrew Fechner said council is committed to encouraging inclusivity and accessibility across Ipswich.

“On December 3, International Day of People with Disability celebrates the achievements and contributions of people living with disability, while also raising awareness of the challenges they face,” Cr Fechner said.

“Attending one of council’s free Auslan sign language workshops in December is a great way to mark this important day.

“Knowing some basic Auslan signs could make a huge difference in someone’s life and these workshops are the perfect opportunity to start learning a skill that makes our community a more inclusive place to live.”

How to say “Happy Holidays” with Auslan

Free community workshops:

Tuesday 14 December 2021
2pm to 3.30pm
Rosewood Library, 15 Railway Street, Rosewood.

Wednesday 15 December 2021
1.30pm to 3pm
Level 1, Event Space 1, 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

Thursday 16 December 2021
5pm to 6.30pm
Springfield Central Library, Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive, Orion Springfield Central.

RSVP is essential to secure your spot at these free community workshops.

For more information phone (07) 3810 6666 or to register click here.

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