Introducing Our Deaf Ways


Our Deaf Ways is a series by SBS and Deaf Australia about everyday life as a Deaf person. Over this six-part visual podcast series, Deaf people from all walks of life will share stories and perspectives on Deaf Ways.

The video podcast is created for Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing people who use Auslan, but we also invite hearing people to watch and listen. The series doesn’t explain ‘Deaf things’ to hearing people, or communicate ‘hearing things’ to Deaf people, but seeks to share pride in Our Deaf Ways and celebrate Deaf culture and language.

The first episode will be shared on the SBS website, the SBS Australia YouTube channel, Apple podcasts, and Pocket Casts on Wednesday April 13th for Auslan Day. New episodes in the six part series will then be released fortnightly on Wednesdays.

Hosted by Shirley Liu, with Darlene Thornton and James Blyth.

Produced and Directed by Paula Thornton.

Deaf Australia and SBS acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are watching with us.

Deaf Australia and SBS celebrate Auslan and recognise all Deaf leaders in Australia who have advocated for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing communities. Deaf Australia is proud of everyone’s contribution, whether big or small, in preserving our language, community and culture.