We encourage the awareness, inclusion and participation of the Deaf and hard of hearing.
Assistive Listening System
FREE TRIAL LOAN to Adventist churches of an Assistive Listening System [ALS] for the hard-of-hearing that uses wireless technology for the listener, improving audio clarity and significantly reducing background noise. A $500 subsidy is given for churches who purchase an ALS which some Conferences also match. See Resources for more details and/or contact us.
Hope Sabbath School Live Captions
Watch Hope Sabbath School lesson online with live captions. Be sure to select the CC button on the bottom menu of the screen to enable the captions.
Videos with Edited Closed Captions
We are increasing the availability of video programs with edited closed captions as well as programs interpreted into Auslan. Go to Resources.
Online Christian Deaf Group
A Christian Deaf group for Auslaners hopes to meet regularly online in 2023. Contact us to be kept up to date.
Vocational–Recreational Support Scholarships
CSFBHI offers an annual $A2000 cash scholarships to a hearing impaired or Deaf individual, or a supportive entity. The CSFBHI Personal Pursuit and Empowerment Scholarship (PPES) assistance helps qualifying persons and supportive entities reach life goals. Previous recipients include a Vanuatu teenager to learn Auslan signing in Australia, the Deaf Church DownUnder, and a university grad to upgrade her Auslan certification.
Australian Communication Exchange
If you have a hearing impediment or speech impediment and are in Australia, you can use the ACE (Australian Communication Exchange) national relay service to contact us or anyone else. Here is how to use this service:
- You require a teletypewriter or a computer.
- Using your teletypewriter (TTY) or computer, call 13 24 44 to contact the ACE Relay Service.
- You then give the phone number of the person you want to contact to the ACE Relay Officer.
- The relay officer inputs the number and will relay everything you type to the person you are contacting.
For more information, phone 1800 629 863 (free call for TTY) or 1800 652 201 (free call for computer or voice), or visit www.aceinfo.net.au.
Alternatively, you can write to:
Australian Communication Exchange Ltd
252 Annerley Road
Dutton Park Qld 4102
People who do not have a speech or hearing impediment can use this service to talk to a speech or hearing impaired person by calling 13 25 44.
Contains a wide range of Auslan-signed and captioned videos, news and interesting deaf-related connections.
Contains captioned video of Bible themes, nature and relationships.
Adventist Deaf Ministries International (ADMI)
Provide a range of services to the deaf worldwide.
Links to local and international organisations providing services to the deaf.
Contains free online Bible studies.
Be connected with other deaf people around the world, you can also choose your local region — Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands by clicking on the <Email Directory> link on the website.
Amazing Facts Sabbath School study hour
Weekly Sabbath School lessons with closed captioning (don’t forget to click on the CC symbol).