‘There was no plan’: Deaf Australians left behind in the 2022 NSW flood response

One of the sub-themes for this year’s Conference of States Parties (COSP) is Participation of persons with disabilities in climate action, disaster risk reduction and resilience against natural disasters.

First in our series of COSP-related stories is this powerful video by Sigrid, a Deaf community member from Lismore, who describes her experience of the recent floods in Auslan with an interpreter.

Find out more on disability inclusion in climate change and natural disaster planning and recovery: