The Australian Deaf Games (ADG) is the pinnacle multi-sport event for Deaf people in Australia, attracting around 1000 participants across Australia, the Pacific and beyond! It is held every 4 years in Australian cities, and last took place in Adelaide from 9-16 January, 2016. Find out more about the Games here: www.austdeafgames.org.au

hand holding tabletClick here for video highlights

 

The Games app

OpenAccess Alerts was the offical app of the 17th Australian Deaf Games and was downloaded more than 300 times during the event.

Find out more about the app here: www.conexu.com.au/alerts 
Scroll down for step by step visual guides and instructions in Auslan. 

 

How to use OpenAccess Alerts at ADG2016

hand holding documentStep by step guide - ADG edition (PDF)

hand holding smart tabletAuslan Step by step guide - ADG edition (Video)

 

 

Developing Australia's first sports dictionary!

At the ADG we worked with Deaf Sports Australia to record sports terminology in Auslan for a sports dictionary. This will be an important learning and language preservation tool for future Deaf athletes. Signs were recorded at our pop up video hub at the Games Hub. Stay tuned for where you can find this database of sports signs. 

 

The best for your communication needs

At Conexu's trade display we offered information on our communication apps, including OpenAccess Face to Face for communication between a Deaf Auslan user and someone who has limited or no Auslan, and OpenAccess Chat for text communication between someone who is hard of hearing or Deaf and a hearing person.

Between Saturday 9 - Tuesday 12 January we invited athletes, sponsors, volunteers and spectators to come and visit us at the Games Hub for more information on these, and other useful accessible technologies that are often free or low cost, as well as accessibility features on your smartphone, the Games app, and more!

 

Group access tour of Adelaide Oval

To celebrate ADG, we'd worked with Adelaide Oval to bring access to the walking guided tour of the historic grounds located just north of the city. The tour is now available in Auslan and captions on the OpenAccess Tours app. 

Check out some pictures from a tour here.

 

Win a Tablet competition 

Thank you for your entries in the 'Win a Tablet' competition. 

Here's some of our favourite entries:

  • "Facebook, Skype, FaceTime - great communication with Deaf community."
  • "My iPad mini, its small enough to fit in my handbag, but still big enough to watch a movie on."
  • "Apps. Where were these magnificent highways of information 20 years ago. They are just wonderful for us oldies!"
  • The iphone - with cognitive problems I rely on google maps to help me get to places that I am unfamiliar with, without it I would suffer more anxiety not having that as a strategy."
  • "a tablet that helps kids with autism, as it’s an amazing product."
  • "3D printing technology has the potential to reduce manufacturing and transport costs, solve housing issues, reduce waste etc. and is a real game changer for the future."

Click here for competition terms and conditions (PDF)

 

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