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Celebrate Hearing Awareness Week at the Werribee Open Range Zoo!

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Primary and secondary school students who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited to join us at Werribee Open Range Zoo for a day of activities including using the OpenMi Excursion app. 

OpenMi is a smartphone application that offers interactive and accessible learning through captions and Australian Sign Language as well as a newly added audio tour.  The app has been designed to be used around the Pula Reserve Walking Trail and Safari Tour via Quick Response codes (QR code). 

The app has recently been updated with new features including an audio tour for hard of hearing students (as well as other deaf and hard of hearing people). 

OpenMi was developed by Australian Communication Exchange in collaboration with the Victorian Deaf Education Institute and the Werribee Open Range Zoo to create accessible learning for Deaf and hear of hard of hearing students. 

Date: Wednesday 28 August 2013

Time: 9.30am to 2.00pm

Cost: Free of charge entry.  Schools required to cover own transport costs. 

BYO: Digital devices with the OpenMi Excursions app downloaded.  Please note there will be limited devices available for loan on the day.  The app is free and available for IOS and android devices.  Find out how to download the OpenMi Tour app at

Bookings: Get in early as places are limited.  Bookings close 14 August 2013. 

For more information, please contact Michelle Howard at the Werribee Open Range Zoo on or call 9731 9630. 

To make a booking please call the Werribee Open Range Zoo Admissions Booking Office on 9731 9601.