Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the NABS/NICSS Deaf Community
Just last month the NABS Contact Centre completed its 250,000th booking -
so a big thank you to all our wonderful clients for helping us reach this milestone.
recently attended the Our Choice Expo
in Geelong, and was also a part of the Australian
Deaf Games in Adelaide.
Later this month, NABS/NICSS will be holding a NDIS
workshop in Townsville to help the Deaf Community better understand the changes with the National
Disability Insurance Scheme.
We hope you have a wonderful Easter. NABS/NICSS offices will be
closed on the public holidays.
The Team @ NABS/NICSS
like to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Easter break!
Please see below for NABS
opening times over the Easter period:
Good Friday (March 25)
Saturday (March 26)
8am to 1pm
Sunday March 27
Easter Monday (March 28)
Tuesday March 29
Normal hours resume
*Normal operating hours: 8am to 8pm Mon-Friday, 8am to 1pm Saturdays
The NABS/NICSS Communications Team has welcomed new staff member, Rachel Byrnes.
has previously worked with Deaf Australia for the last 10 years providing awareness for the Deaf and hearing
community, as well as some advocacy.
You can read more about Rachel on the NABS
NDIS Workshop - FREE
Are you or a family member Deaf or hard of hearing? This FREE NDIS workshop will be held on Wednesday,
March 23 in Townsville.
Your can find more information about the workshop on the NABS/NICSS
NDIS Workshop Flyer
or the NDIS Workshop web page.
Making a Booking
have my medical appointment, who books the interpreter?
You can ask NABS to book an
interpreter OR you can ask your medical practice to book an interpreter.
I/the medical practice contact NABS?
When you know your appointment details you or
your medical practice should contact NABS as soon as possible - especially for Specialist appointments.
The more notice you give us the better chance we have to book an interpreter.
if my appointment is cancelled or changes day/time?
Tell NABS immediately and NABS
will make sure you, the interpreter and the health care provider know about the cancellation or change.