WELCOME TO THE NABS WINTER E-NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the Winter
edition of the NABS e-newsletter.
This edition celebrates NABS' ten years of service. We hope
you enjoy the stories.
For more information, visit the NABS website at www.nabs.org.au.
We look forward to assisting you with your interpreting needs in 2015.
Team @ NABS
NABS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SERVICE
Keri reflects on ten years with NABS
I started work with NABS in October 2004. NABS was actually launched in January 2005. We had
approximately three months to get it up and running after Wesley Mission Brisbane (WMB) won the tender
to auspice NABS. Read
Becky tells how sign language interpreting changed her life
When I was 17, I had my first encounter with a signing interpreter. I remembered watching in awe, I
had no idea what were signing interpreters. I honestly thought there was no such thing as a signing interpreter.
I didn't know they exist. Read
Ali shares her story on interpreting in Tasmania
I initially started work for NABS as a casual Interpreter in Melbourne, before taking on a full-time
role in Tasmania at the end of 2008. The thing that drew me to the role was the chance to return to my
home state, Tasmania, and interpret for the Deaf community here. As a smaller community and Island, there
is a diverse range of interpreting opportunities here. Read
NABS looks at
the highlights of the past ten years. These include recognition for NABS outsanding achievement in public
service and in the translating and interpreting industry, launching NABS Mobile Apps to make bookings
easier and many more. Click here
to see the full list.
NABS is a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
What is the NDIS?
The scheme is available to those with a disability and is being trialled in several
before being rolled out across Australia.
Am I eligible?
If you are Deaf and under 65 years old, you may be eligible for NDIS. To find out more, visit
the NDIS My Access Checker.
If you are
attending a meeting with the NDIS to assess your needs, you can ask for an interpreter to be present.
have a NDIS Package
If you have a package that includes interpreting hours, please remember to tell us when you book an
You can find out more about the NDIS on the Federal Government website HERE
or visit the NDIS Contact us page.
NEWS AND EVENTS
An estimated 3.5 million Australians are affected by Deafness. Hearing Awareness
Week will be held 23-29 August 2015. CLICK HERE
to read more.
2016 AUSTRALIAN DEAF GAMES
Australian Deaf Games will be held in Adelaide in January 2016. It is anticipated that more than 1,000
Deaf and hard of hearing people will participate.
To find out more, visit Australian