Northern Territory’s deaf community welcomes funding to recruit an Auslan interpreter

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

There are around 600 Australian Sign Language Interpreters in Australia, and none of them are based in the Northern territory. As a result, deaf people in the northern portion of Australia are struggling to make themselves heard. One local, Annabel Bishop, has had to rely on faltering technology to communicate with interpreters across long distances. As a result, the Northern Territory now hopes to recruit an interpreter for their use. They hope to raise money over the next few years to hire a full-time interpreter.

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