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The International Day of Sign Languages 23 September International Day of Sign Languages 23 SeptemberAs part of the International Week of the Deaf, celebrated during the last full week of September each year, the International Day of Sign Languages provides an opportunity to support and raise awareness about the linguistic and cultural diversity of Deaf people and other sign language users. The International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated on 23 September, as this date commemorates the establishment of the World Federation of the Deaf in 1951, an advocacy organisation which aims to preserve sign languages and Deaf culture as pre-requisites to the realisation of the human rights of all Deaf people. 2020-09-22T14:00:00Z
Information about wearing face coverings in Victoria about wearing face coverings in VictoriaPeople who are deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, are not required to wear a face covering while communicating with others. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has outlined information regarding the requirement for all Victorians to wear a face covering when they leave home. 2020-09-10T14:00:00Z
Disability Standards for Education - 2020 Review Standards for Education - 2020 ReviewHave your say about the Disability Standards for Education 2005. Access and participation in education supports people to participate fully in society and maximises life opportunities. Positive education experiences can have a profound impact on an individual’s life and can lead to further study, employment and opportunities for meaningful engagement. 2020-08-25T14:00:00Z
New Inclusive Classrooms course Inclusive Classrooms courseSupport students with learning difficulties in numeracy through a new online course. A new online course to help teachers support students with learning difficulties in numeracy, including dyscalculia, is now available. The course is the latest addition to the Inclusive Classrooms professional learning program for teachers. The program is part of Department’s commitment to inclusive education professional learning for teachers. 2020-08-03T14:00:00Z
LOCHI Study Update – Live Webinar Study Update – Live WebinarIn August, VDEI will host a live webinar with Dr Teresa Ching, a Senior Research Scientist at the National Acoustic Laboratories. Dr Ching will provide an update on the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study, a population-based longitudinal study tracking the outcomes of children who are deaf or hard of hearing as they grow up.2020-08-02T14:00:00Z
VDEI upcoming events - July upcoming events - July The Victorian Deaf Education Institute is hosting two live webinars in July that are now open for registration. The presentations will be delivered to an online audience and will be approximately one hour in length with an opportunity for questions via text. Participants will receive a certificate noting 1 hour of professional learning.2020-07-07T14:00:00Z

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Strategic Plan 2018-20<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/case-studies/14107901_1048317885289511_1746973963558614241_o.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Plan 2018-20The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is committed to inclusive, transformative education for children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This strategic plan maps out how VDEI will enact that commitment from 2018-2020. In 2010, the Department of Education and Training conducted a review into deaf education in Victoria.

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