Deaf Aware: I Can’t Hear You, BUT I Can See You

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Mrs Katrina Mynard is a Pastoral worker at the John Pierce Centre, Melbourne. She’ll be presenting at our conference on the topic ‘Deaf Aware: I Can’t Hear You, BUT I Can See You’.

We need empathy not sympathy. How can your church help out without being obvious?  Are you willing to change for the better? This presentation is focused on improving the awareness of Deaf people and of their needs within Parishes.

Mrs Mynard will aim to give an insight into a Deaf person’s life experiences and will use personal experiences to educate others. She will share insights into growing up as a young girl into adult life through the Catholic Church where she attended services in a hearing environment, a deaf environment and in integrated settings.

She will explain the frustrations and barriers deaf people can encounter and will discuss ways to overcome them.  The focus of this presentation is to help provide a more accessible environment where Deaf people can learn about their faith and can comfortably grow in their spirituality.

(This session will have an AUSLAN interpreter)

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