DICC, the Deaf Indigenous Community Consultancy in Australia was established in 2007, to provide professional discussion on all issues related to Deaf Indigenous peoples across Australia and the provision of consultative services. From the beginning our aims have been simple: to encourage good practice in Deaf Indigenous service delivery and to support fellow professionals in the sector.
COVID Related News
DICC has had some feedback from community that social distancing and masks have caused disruption to effective services. We have prepared a statement for community to take to their services to help make a case for urgent access of community sign language and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spoken language interpreters and translators.
- DICC supports the importance of social distancing wherever possible
- DICC supports the wearing of masks at all times unless required for Deaf and Hard of Hearing mob with disabilities to access communication
- DICC supports the importance of check in devices and services to ensure contract tracing can be used to support and inform vulnerable community members
- DICC supports the importance of vaccinations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mob with Disabilities to protect them from the impact of COVID-19 and reduce the harm and transmission of the virus.
- DICC supports the use of qualified sign language interpreters and spoken language interpreters in relaying COVID related messages and wishes to ensure all updates provided by DICC will be accessible for all
- DICC supports and follows all Chief Health Officers offical advice and directions when working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mob with Disabilities across all communities in Australia
- DICC supports the employment of vaccinated Interpreters to work with vulnerable persons in community when working on country
- DICC supports personal choice of participants and community members when working across Australia
Our Ethos: Giving Community a Voice and Making it Happen
- Providing opportunities for continuous cultural professional development through training, discussion and networking
- Providing best culturally informed practice guidance on working and engaging with Deaf Indigenous people with various disabilities in a variety of domains
- Developing full range of support services and skill enhancing opportunities
- Ensuring that all reports made by DICC are supported by evidence, accurate, unbiased and written with integrity
- Engaging with those that share our ethos, are dedicated to best practice and the needs of the culturally informed practices.