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Sensity Secures Spot in Surfers Paradise

By February 12, 2019 May 1st, 2020 No Comments

Sensity was well represented when the program for the 17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019 was unveiled on Monday.

Music therapist Amy Di Nino of ADD Music Wellness, manager of training and consultations Holly Floyd, CEO Cathy Proll and intervenor services coordinator David Hamilton were successful in applying to be presenters at the conference.

Congratulations to Amy, Holly, Cathy and David.

Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, Aug. 12-16. The conference offers a rich and engaging program featuring worldwide perspectives on accessibility, communication and technology to empower the deafblind community. The theme is “Sharing the Knowledge to ACT” with a focus on Accessibility, Communication and Technology. In keeping with the theme, the conference showcases research, experiences and best practices that are shaping the world for people who are deafblind.

Amy’s presentation, Touching the Sound, is part of the Accessibility-themed program on Tuesday, Aug. 13th

Holly’s presentation, 'Adapted' Sign Communication, is part of the Communication-themed program on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Cathy will co-present with Jennifer Robbins, executive director of Canadian Helen Keller Centre, during the Technology-themed program on Thursday, Aug. 15. Their presentation is entitled Applying for Intervenor Services: A Web-based Approach.

David’s presentation, Creating Inclusive Accessible Community Groups, is also on Aug. 15.

The conference program includes a family forum covering a range of topics including the experience of family life when one parent has deafblindness, to parents of young adults with deafblindness describing their children’s health behaviours over time.

The Global Report on Deafblindness will also be presented at the 2019 Conference.

Early bird registration closes on Feb. 28

For more information, please visit https://ableaustralia.org.au/dbi2019/