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International Week of Deaf People 18 – 24 September 2023–-24-september-2023International Week of Deaf People 18 – 24 September 2023This week, 18-24 September 2023, we are celebrating International Week of Deaf People, held every year to acknowledge Deaf people and their Deaf Communities around the world. During this week, each country will celebrate their unique history and will highlight the diversity and richness of their language, culture and contribution to their communities.2023-09-17T14:00:00Z
Auslan Signbank Expansion Signbank ExpansionVDEI has recently partnered with Monash University to sponsor the expansion of Auslan Signbank, the national public online Auslan dictionary. Contributing to the expansion of Signbank demonstrates our commitment to improving the Auslan skills of the workforce, families and communities that engage and communicate with deaf and hard of hearing students nationwide. 2023-08-08T14:00:00Z
Supporting the learning of Auslan the learning of AuslanVDEI has engaged Auslan Consultancy to develop a series of six self-directed online resources that will demonstrate basic Auslan and provide key information about the language and culture. These modules will be available for viewing in the near future via the VDEI professional learning catalogue, so watch out for future announcements about this valuable learning resource.2023-08-08T14:00:00Z
Education Week 14-20 May 2023. ‘Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate’‘active-learners-move-make-motivate’Education Week 14-20 May 2023. ‘Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate’Education Week is an annual celebration of education in Victoria that acknowledges the essential role education plays in the lives of our children and young people in Victorian schools. This year’s theme, ‘Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate’ celebrates physical activity, hands-on learning and student voice in education. 2023-05-14T14:00:00Z
Automatic Captioning and Transcription Software program Application Captioning and Transcription Software program Application The Victorian Deaf Education Institute is currently implementing the use of automatic real-time captioning and transcription software in government schools that support deaf and hard of hearing students. 2023-05-02T14:00:00Z
Strategies for educational interpreters for educational interpretersAn on-demand presentation by Dr Debra Russell focusing on preparation strategies for educational interpreters has been added to the VDEI professional learning catalogue. In her presentation Preparation strategies for educational interpreters, Dr Russell explores key research and approaches that enhance educational interpreting practice. 2023-04-23T14:00:00Z

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VDEI Caption Centre

The VDEI Caption Centre creates captions for educational audio-visual media to ensure full access to the curriculum and support materials for deaf and hard-of-hearing primary and secondary students.

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Strategic Plan 2021-2023 Plan 2021-2023The Victorian Deaf Education Institute’s (VDEI) vision is to contribute to improvement in the educational outcomes for the more than 4,000 students in Victoria who are deaf or hard of hearing by strengthening the knowledge and practice of the professionals and communities that support them. The Victorian Deaf Education Institute Strategic Plan 2021-2023 outlines VDEI’s commitment to achieving this vision.

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