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Bali - Sound Sensations

Bali - Sound Sensations
At the end of my work and networking trip to the other side of the world, Mum and I made a trip to the beautiful Bali to spend the last 10 days relaxing. Arriving in Bali was surreal, it was very dark outside, I hate arriving anywhere in the dark as I see so little.   Our body clocks were already extremely confused! The intense humidity hit us as we looked for our taxi service.  We were met at Denpesar Airport by a sweet Balinese gentlemen dressed in traditional Bali attire, I felt quite important when Mum pointed out this man who was stood waiting for us with a banner with our names on it.  This lovely man spoke perfect English and without much of an accent too so I was able to understand him quite easily, accents can be a problem for deaf people, thankfully for me, not this...
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Australia's 10th National DeafBlind Conference 2016

Australia's 10th National DeafBlind Conference 2016
I was flattered to be invited to speak at this conference a year ago. A trip to Australia, a presentation and to meet others living with similar challenges to my own, an opportunity not to be missed. The journey was long and testing, but it was worth it to be a part of such a great event. I was annoyed with myself that I was unwell but my excitement drove me on. Senses had made every effort to make this conference fully accessible for all in the DeafBlind community- I was extremely impressed. There was good lighting, there were On Stage interpreters, hand on hand interpreters, finger spelling (HoH) interpreters, STTR (Speech To Text Relay) screens reasonable sized screens, black background and white large text positioned on either side of conference room, and finally a generous amount of staff and volunteers who were there to ensure full inclusion. "Wow" I...

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