Tasdeaf is committed to advocating on behalf of Deaf and hard of hearing people for improved programs to meet community needs and for ease of access to adequate community resources and support.



Advocating For Deaf Tasmanians

Overcoming communication barriers

Communication barriers are a major issue for deaf and hard of hearing people and this often restricts community participation and makes accessing services difficult. Tasdeaf is committed to working with individuals and agencies to assess how these barriers impact on deaf and hard of hearing people and to find ways to overcome them.

If you have any concerns or queries about accessing services or resources in your community, or for any general enquiries about deaf access issues, we welcome you to contact Tasdeaf on Ph (03) 6228 1955.

Visual Smoke Alarms

Tasdeaf can provide subsidised visual smoke alarms for deaf and hard of hearing Tasmanians under the aged of 64, funded by the Tasmanian Government. We welcome applications for visual smoke alarms. If aged 65+ please contact Tasdeaf to find out about purchasing a visual smoke alarm, or we may be able to help you to access MyAged Care.To find out more about Tasdeaf's program, and to apply for a subsidised visual smoke alarm please contact Hearing Link on 1800 982 212 or email them on

Application forms can be downloaded here.


Cinema Access For Deaf, Hard Of Hearing, And The Blind & Visually Impaired

For the past decade, community groups representing the interests of people with disability have advocated for improved access to cinemas. These efforts have been tireless and ongoing and recently there was a positive step when the Accessibly Cinema Advisory Group (ACAG) was set up as part of a new Cinema Access Implementation Plan.

Village Cinemas now provide the CaptiView Closed Caption Viewing Systemfor hearing impaired and deaf people.