Make Auslan a mainstream language

I’ve posted a lot about Deafness, and the need for there to be better education about what it means to be Deaf. Over 11,000 people have signed up for my free online Auslan course. Clearly, people are interested in learning this. Over and over again, people have said to me: ‘If only Auslan was taught in schools.’

Here’s a way you can help to make it happen… Telstra and an organisation called Junkee have teamed up together and are offering big buckets of money to realise the visions of young and bright Australians such as Drisana Levitzke-Gray, the young Australian of the year who is also Deaf.

Drisana’s pitch to Telstra and Junkee is to make Auslan a mainstream language. If she wins, she’ll get heaps of money and resources to make it happen.

So, let’s do it. Vote for Drisana and get Auslan out there. Can you please share this post, so that all those of you who were interested in learning Auslan have the chance to vote. Then hopefully one day it won’t just be me offering free courses, but they’ll come from the government and be included in our school curriculum.

And in the meantime, if you want to learn Auslan, you can sign up here.

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