Services

Auslan Interpreting

Australians are fortunate to enjoy life in an inclusive society which enables them to fully participate in their communities. For people who are Deaf, Deafblind or hard of hearing, this inclusivity relies on Auslan interpreting being readily available.

Vital provide highly skilled and experienced Auslan interpreters for any type of event, appointment, press conference, workshop, interview or meeting. This can include

  • Hospital and specialist appointments
  • Allied Heath and GP appointments
  • Visits with bank managers
  • Parent/teacher meetings and school assemblies
  • Centrelink appointments
  • Counselling
  • Court
  • Dance classes
  • Family get togethers or special events, including weddings, christenings or funerals
  • Recreational or sporting activities
  • Festivals

Vital have Certified Provisional (Paraprofessional) and Certified (Professional) interpreters, many of whom have undertaken additional specialist training and are highly experienced, professional and confident in all  interpreting environments. Vital interpreters are accredited by the National Accreditation Authority of Translators and Interpreters; and are available across the Perth metropolitan and regional areas. Interpreters are available 24/7 via our booking system.

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VRI- Video Remote Interpreting

Video calling has become an integral part of our social, professional and educational lives, even more so during the pandemic. Bring the interpreter to you wherever you need them. Vital provide skilled interpreters for Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings to ensure smooth and effective communication for all parties.

Interpreters will support the needs of their client/s and prepare for each booking as part of their role and will advise on the most efficient methods to ensure smooth communication i.e: camera placement, pace and lighting.

Vital have VRI staff members located across the country, that allows the company to better suit any time frame a client needs us.

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Communication Guide

CommGuides are support staff, fluent in the first language of the person they are supporting, who provide access and support inclusion within the broader community. For the Deaf/Deafblind and hard or hearing community, social situations where they are directly communicating with the wider hearing population can be made more accessible, inclusive and enjoyable with the assistance of a CommGuide. A good CommGuide provides information and freedom to be comfortable interacting on a huge variety of levels that may otherwise be more difficult for a Deaf/Deafblind or hard of hearing person. Some examples of how Deaf/Deafblind and hard of hearing use their CommGuides include: support to communicate at shopping centres, banks, informal appointments, provision of environmental information, accompany to appointments, visiting friends, interactions with the hearing community in informal settings,  passing on social cues that can be missed, support participation in  local community events, workshops, festivals, concerts etc.

Vital have been providing proficient CommGuides to support our Deaf/Deafblind and hard of hearing community to be included and participate within the wider community since 2016.

All of our CommGuides are able to converse in Auslan and can also support their clients by translating; mail, documents, instructions, contracts, etc from written English into Auslan.

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Support Coordination

Support Coordination is a new role within the Deaf community introduced by the NDIS. Support Coordination is funded by the NDIS to help you understand your NDIS plan and to access and connect you to the services you require. Support Coordinators also help you to understand your funding and budgets and how to maximise their benefits.

A good Support Coordinator will help you to understand your NDIS plan and to access and connect to the services and supports that you need and want.

Our Support Coordinators, who are fluent in Auslan, will refer and set up services that will assist you achieve your NDIS goals.  The Support Coordinators are available in the home or via Zoom or MS Teams to build the skills needed to understand, implement and use your NDIS plan efficiently.

Make sure you get exactly what you need. Vital’s Support Coordinator’s provide regular assistance in all aspects of everyday life. Vital’s Support Coordinators are strong advocates in supporting the ‘client centred approach’ that enables easy access for clients while supporting their right to make choices over who provides their supports and how they are provided.

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Auslan Tutoring

Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is the sign language of the Australian Deaf/Deafblind and hard of hearing community. Like other sign languages, Auslan is equal in complexity and expression to spoken languages; and it is therefore important to learn Auslan through professional and expert tutoring. Our Auslan tutors are native to the language.

Professional tutoring can range from basic introductory courses to more individually tailored courses that suit all levels and needs of the community. Our tutoring can be in a one-on-one learning situation or in group settings, and our passionate and committed tutors deliver Auslan in a fun and informative way, covering basics through to more advanced principles. We offer tutoring in your own home, and we are pleased to offer a relaxed and stress-free environment, making it ideal for people of all ages to learn. We come to you in the comfort of your environment to tutor.

Vital provide expert tutoring services for anyone who wants to learn Auslan in a relaxed and friendly environment. Auslan for Families is one of our favourites, families that learn together, stick together.

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English Tutoring

Do you struggle to understand written English?

English is frequently a second language for people who are Deaf – Auslan being their first language, a visual language with no written version. To learn English at any stage in life can be challenging, this is also true for Deaf learners. Learning a new language can be exhausting and needs to be taught by a professional tutor who understands the unique challenges that Deaf/Deafblind Auslan users face. Our English tutors are all fluent in Auslan.

Improve your English at your own pace. Vital offer one-on-one English tutoring, delivering the courses using specialised methods tailored to each student.

Vital’s English tutors are specially trained and skilled in tutoring Deaf students and draw on years of experience in order to deliver instructions with patience, understanding, and sensitivity. We use trusted methods to engage students and keep them on track through encouragement and ensure our students are comfortable and are able to actively participate in lessons.

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Notetakers

Notetaking is important in a variety of situations, including; classrooms, universities, conferences, board meetings and in the workplace. In some situations, a Deaf/Deafblind person will rely on Notetakers as they find it difficult or impossible to focus on the visual communication while simultaneously taking notes. These notes will form a valuable resource for learning and reference.

Take the pressure off during learning or meetings! Vital provide a professional Notetaking service to our clients.

The team at Vital have extensive experience in Notetaking and will work with the individual client to ensure they get the most out of this valuable resource.

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Transport

At Vital, we promote courtesy, consideration, safety and positive communication in all our services

Our Transport Service is unique in that all our drivers are fluent in Auslan, meaning our clients can communicate effectively with their driver.

This is an important service we offer to ensure our clients are looked after each time they use our transport service.

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