About the Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI)
The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is part of the Department of Education and Training in Victoria, Australia. VDEI is a highly respected centre of expertise whose aim is to support and consult with educators and other professionals in the field of deaf education to ensure that students who are deaf or hard of hearing achieve the best possible educational outcomes. In order to build the capability of educators, we design and deliver innovative professional learning programs and courses, commission research projects and collaborate with national and international experts on a wide range of topics related to deaf and inclusive education. For more information, please visit https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au
About The Queensland Department of Education
The Queensland Department of Education delivers world-class education services for children and students at every stage of their personal and professional development. We strive to ensure that every student succeeds and receives the support they need to belong to the school community, engages purposefully in learning and experiences academic success.
All Queensland state school students have a right to a high quality education with reasonable adjustments to enable students of all abilities to access and participate in education and the curriculum and achieve their full potential.
Our vision to support every Deaf and hard of hearing student to succeed is provide quality, accessible education, supporting improved outcomes, language access and enhanced wellbeing, leading to a life of choice, not chance.
About Bradley Reporting
Since 2004 Bradley Reporting has provided live captioning services to Deaf and hard of hearing clients, government departments, universities, colleges, schools, conference organisers, disability and deaf sector organisations. We cater to clients large and small and deliver a personalised and responsive service.
About The National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf (NAATD)
The National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf (NAATD), established in 1935, is a professional organisation for Teachers of the Deaf. We aim to promote unity, diversity and understanding between Teachers of the Deaf, professionals and families in the education of children and young people with hearing loss. Along with state branches, NAATD provides opportunities for members to share educational philosophies and practices through a range of professional learning.
About NextSense (formerly RIDBC)
NextSense (formerly RIDBC) is a not-for-profit organisation who have supported people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision across Australia for over 160 years. NextSense Institute (formerly RIDBC Renwick Centre) is Australia’s leading centre for research and professional education in the field of sensory disability, providing postgraduate qualifications and continuing professional education.
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About Queensland Teachers' Union
The Queensland Teachers’ Union has promoted and protected public education for 131 years. We are the democratic professional and industrial voice of more than 48,000 teachers and leaders in state schools and TAFE colleges. The QTU is proud to support the involvement of delegates from developing nations in ICED 2020.