Christian Services for the Blind & Hearing Impaired [CSFBHI] is a non-profit organisation that serves people who are blind, Deaf, hard of hearing, have low vision or cannot read standard print due to a physical condition. CSFBHI offers a selection of faith-based alternative print formats in addition to funding the captioning and Auslan interpretation of videos and live events. Established in 1973, the primary focus was on serving individuals who were partially or totally blind before expanding its services to include people who were hard of hearing and Deaf. CSFBHI partners with Vision Australia, Blind Low Vision New Zealand & Christian Record Services to meet the needs of our low vision and blind clients. The service is free for CSFBHI members and is funded by personal donations, gifts, and the resources of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia-New Zealand. CSFBHI is a registered charitable organisation in Australia and offers tax deductibility for donations and bequests in Australia. It is listed by the National Library of Australia in its library services and the Australian National Council for the Blind.
Dogtales videos interpreted into Auslan
We are excited to announce that February marked the first ever filming of an Auslan interpreted video for CSFBHI, filmed & produced by Adventist Media Production Dept. To meet the preference of the Deaf community to have presentations be more visual in nature (rather than just a ‘talking head’), we have selected the Dogtales series as the first video series to be interpreted into Auslan. Melina Williams, Auslan Interpreter was engaged to do the interpreting and filming was done 23rd February for the eight short three-minute episodes. View this series on our Resources page.
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