Access to my World
This year, Forsight will host the 9th National Deafblind Conference to be held 6 to 8 June 2014, at the Mercure Hotel in Central Sydney. This important National Conference will be of interest to Deafblind residents and their families,Advocates, Interpreters, Volunteers, Teachers and Trainers, Service Providers and Disability Support Workers from all over Australia, This conference is being organised in conjunction with Australian Deafblind Council (ADBC), Deafblind Association of NSW, Vision Australia, AIS, Guide Dogs Association NSW/ACT and RIDBC.
We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney!
If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of providing Interpreters to people who have acquired deafblindness or congenital deafblindness to attend this conference, please contact Trish Wetton at Forsight Australia on 02 9872 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Abstracts now Closed
The call for abstracts is now closed for the 9th National Deafblind Conference.
Thankyou to everyone who has submitted an abstract and the conference committee will be in contact over the next month with those who have submitted.
Founded in 1978 by Jean & the late Tom Grunsell, Forsight Australia aims to provide quality accommodation support services and facilitate training and employment for adults who are deaf and blind with additional disabilities, enhancing and enriching their lives.
The organisation’s objectives are:
- To promote, encourage, foster and develop; best quality care, accommodation, communication and training of adults who are deaf and blind with multiple disabilities.
- To assist residents to interact with others in the community and to protect their rights and dignity as members of the community.
- To facilitate counselling, supported employment and day programs for our residents and to provide them with varied opportunities for learning communication skills for daily living and recreation activities.
- To assist residents to lead satisfying lives and as far as possible become self determining.
- To consolidate world knowledge and to encourage sponsorship for research and for specific projects.
- To become a model of best practice in the provision of services for adults who are deaf and blind with additional disabilities.