No, you can be anyone. You can be a hearing person, a CODA or a person with disability. However, we do prefer to communicate in Auslan.
We prefer to communicate in our first language, which is Auslan. If you do not have Auslan skills, we can try and communicate with you as visual as possible. It depends on the program you choose. If it requires communication, we may need to appoint an Auslan interpreter.
If you are not deaf and you can sign Auslan, you are more than welcome to do a program with us.
Yes, for the Learn to Cook program especially on video conferencing.
This is because we cannot help you with using a knife. If anything happens in your kitchen during the program eg. you cut yourself or have an accident, the support person can help you.
The support person can work with us and help us guide you using the cooking equipment.
The support person can be someone in your house or accommodation to help us guide you in your program.
The support person must be over 18 and responsible.
They can be a:
- family member
- support worker
Their role is to:
- help us guide you
- hold the camera
- remind you the tasks
- help you in an emergency
It will be helpful if they have Auslan skills. If not, we can appoint an Auslan interpreter.
We prefer ages 13 and up.
We charge for the services we provide you with. They are:
- Resource development
- 2 hours extra time just in case.
Since the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) we have changed the services to deliver via video calls. We can use:
- Google hangout
We prefer that you use portable devices with large screens ie. a laptop or tablet. Mobile phone screens are too small for you to see us and for screen-sharing.
We are delivering programs via videoconferencing until further notice just to be safe.
We cannot do visits at this stage during the lockdown or serious restrictions.