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Our Culture, Our Value, The Social and Economic Benefits of Auslan

The reports will provide recommendations to address issues faced by Deaf and hard of hearing people as well as the economic and social benefits of Auslan, and the optimal timing of Auslan intervention.

The first research report to be publicly released, titled ‘Our Culture, Our Value, The Social and Economic Benefits of Auslan’ is one of three ground-breaking reports on the economic impact of Auslan on the Australian Economy, produced by Per Capita and commissioned by Deaf Connect and Deaf Australia.  

These research reports will be directly presented to the government and key stakeholders to advocate for these important issues.

Further report release information to be published.

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The Social and Economic Benefits of Auslan Report Summary

Our Culture, Our Value, The Social and Economic Benefits of Auslan’ is the first of three ground-breaking reports into the economic impact of Auslan on the Australian economy produced by Per Capita and commissioned by Deaf Connect and Deaf Australia.   

The report considers the economic benefits of Auslan accounting for the critical benefits to wellbeing, health literacy, services access, and the individual productivity. The research seeks to account for the benefits associated with Auslan as a community-enabling and culturally supportive language. 

The research shows that Deaf Australians could be over $12,000 per year better off if they are provided with adequate Auslan (Australian Sign Language) intervention.  

To find out more see our full report, summary or Auslan video.  

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Media Release

Media Opportunities:

For all media enquiries, contact us.

Deaf Connect offer interpreting services for Auslan representation across all media.

Interviews and comment are available from Mr Brett Casey, CEO Deaf Connect and Jen Blyth, CEO Deaf Australia.

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