Deafblind West Australians – ‘Sculpture by the Sea’

Wednesday 15th of March, 2017 10.00 am Sharp

Cottesloe Beach

Sculpture by the Sea is Perth’s largest free outdoor art exhibition, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean, the exhibition will feature sculptures from local, interstate and international artists.

Numbers are limited so please RSVP by end of February,2017 to:

Karen Wickham:
Mobile: 0424 900 788,

Please advise if you need support and or transport to attend this event.

Friends and family are most welcome.

Western Australian “Heroes” Deafblind Camp 2016 Report

Senses Australia was very proud to host the “Heroes” Deafblind Camp, November 18-20th, 2016, at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp, Coogee Western Australia.

The WA Deafblind Camp provided an opportunity for people who are deafblind to come together, to catch up with friends old and new, to share lived experiences and engage in recreational activities and outings in an environment that was safe, accessible and supportive.

For the full report please go here: “Heroes” Deafblind Camp Report (Word docx 1.92mb)

‘don’t toy with our lives’

Today, the Hon Donna Faragher MLC met with disabled people and their families to talk about the new disability reform scheme in WA and to hear the message – ‘don’t toy with our lives’.

Hundreds of toys carry messages from disabled people in WA and family members – the Hon Alanna Clohesy and Senator Rachel Siewert were also in attendance.

‘don’t toy with our lives’ on Facebook

I went with a few members of the Deafblind community – We are lobbying for a guarantee of no disadvantage – that West Australians with disability and their families will not be disadvantaged in any way compared to other Australians.

We also want to make sure that any decisions made about the scheme – from governance to the fine operational detail – are reviewed by disabled people and their families before they happen. If you’re going to pick the best bits from each scheme, we want you to ‘show us the best bits!’

To convey our message to the Minister and WA Government, we set up hundreds of toys bearing messages from disabled people and their families on the steps of Parliament House.

Kind regards

Karen Wickham
Deafblind Consultant – Deafblind Services

10th National Deafblind Conference and Usher Pre-Conference – Fremantle 15 to 17 November 2016

For information about the 10th National Deafblind Conference visit: Deafblind 2016 Conference

to register and purchase ticket go to: Register for Deafblind 2016 Conference

The theme of the 10th National Deafblind Conference, 2016 is “Celebrating Experiences Across the Lifespan”.

The Usher pre-conference, presented by Senses Australia and Deafblind International (DbI) Usher Network will be held on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 prior to the 10th National Deafblind Conference, theme ‘Experiences across the life span’ with a special focus on relationships, family dynamics, mental health and wellbeing.

To find out more visit: usher pre-conference

or to register and purchase tickets go to : Australia 10th national deafblind conference

Usher Pre-conference Workshop: Tuesday 15 Nov, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Conference Wednesday 16 Nov & Thursday 17 Nov at 8.30am-4.30pm
Conference Dinner Thursday, 17 November, 2016 at 6.30pm

Esplanade Hotel – Fremantle

Tell Us What You Think – WA Museum Survey

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Your answers will help us share the most relevant Museum information with you and create better experiences for you.

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