The ACT's only certified Auslan interpreter
Amanda Dolejsi is the ACT’s only fully certified Australian Sign Language, or Auslan, interpreter.
Throughout the bushfires and COVID-19 crisis, she has provided simultaneous Auslan interpretation for government officials on a near daily basis. Her constant presence at press conferences has enabled Deaf Australians to have access to crucial information to navigate these significant challenges.
A consummate professional, Amanda came out of retirement to assist both the ACT Government and the Federal Government and has worked long hours to provide this invaluable service.
Amanda has dedicated her life to ensuring that the Deaf community receive the exact same message that their hearing peers do. During the bushfires, she worked directly with firefighters to understand fire conditions, to interpret clearly and accurately for Auslan viewers.
Amanda has also taught Auslan at Canberra Institute of Technology, inspiring and mentoring a new generation of qualified and dedicated Auslan interpreters.