ABOUT US

Signpedia is a Deaf owned and operated service provider, offering nation wide services and supports to the Australian Deaf Community and other Auslan users.

A Group of People Getting Help from Support Workers

Vision

Signpedia’s Vision is to build a strong Deaf and hard of hearing community that supports each other.

Mission

Signpedia’s Mission is to:

  • Educate and empower people with disabilities to become more confident and independent in their learning and socialisation
  • Assist with communication techniques and strategies to foster understanding between Deaf, hard of hearing, non-verbal and hearing members of the community
  • Assist those with disabilities and their families to live a better quality of life with lessons and techniques developed through Signpedia
  • Create a network of community supports and role models, and unity in the Deaf community
  • Ensure continuity of Auslan and the Deaf community for future generations of Deaf children

Values

All Signpedia operations and activities are built upon the Values of:

  • Problem Solving
  • Empowerment
  • Commitment
  • Community
  • Integrity

Our Journey

Signpedia is a Deaf-owned company with a Deaf Director and a Deaf CEO. It was originally set up in 2008 as a video production company with the vision of providing videos and resources online, to encourage Deaf people with limited language to improve their language and communication skills.

This resulted in hundreds of videos being produced. Some of these have been used in tertiary institutions to encourage the learning of Auslan by the wider community, and by the Indigenous community to promote awareness of their culture and history. We developed an App and a series of Dictionary videos, using iconic signs, rather than Auslan. This encourages the wider community with no Auslan skills, to draw on their imagination regarding how to communicate to Deaf and hard of hearing people. Our aim has always been to foster understanding between the Deaf and the wider community and to build links.

With the introduction of the NDIS, our focus shifted to supporting Deaf, hard of hearing and non-verbal people with understanding the NDIS, and working with them towards their goals and dreams.

Some of these dreams include the opportunity to express themselves in a performing role, to be recognised as an artist, to move out of current accommodation and get their own home and to connect to a community where they feel part of a family. Each person is an individual and we strive to provide supports tailored to each person according to their needs.

On this journey, we employed scores of Deaf people with skills and knowledge in different areas. We recognise that all people have skills of different kinds and at Signpedia, we envision a Deaf community where skills are valued and re-directed into places where we hope they will be nurtured, appreciated and supported.

We are proud that the vast majority of our staff are Deaf or have families or partners who are Deaf. With experience of living with a disability our staff are well-placed to support our clients.

Our Team


Signpedia

PO Box 138 Redlynch QLD 4870
admin@signpedia.com
0436 400 194 (SMS, call or video call)

Sydney
Head Office

2 Ikara Cres, Moorebank NSW 2170
admin@signpedia.com
0436 400 194 (SMS, call or video call)
02 8866 5331
Sydney Head Office 9.30am-4pm Monday - Friday

Signpedia

Melbourne VIC
admin@signpedia.com
0436 400 194 (SMS, call or video call)

Signpedia

12 Stiles Ave, Burswood WA 6100
admin@signpedia.com
0482 059 276 (SMS, call or video call)
Perth Hub 9.30am-4pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday

Signpedia

2 Green Rd, Woodville West, SA 5011
admin@signpedia.com
0492 832 556 (SMS, call or video call)
Adelaide Centre 9.30am-3pm Monday - Friday

Signpedia

Bendigo, VIC
admin@signpedia.com
0436 400 194 (SMS, call or video call)

Signpedia

Mildura, VIC
admin@signpedia.com
0436 400 194 (SMS, call or video call)

Signpedia

Brisbane, QLD
admin@signpedia.com
0436 400 194 (SMS, call or video call)

Meet our team!

  • Bader Haouam

    Bader Haouam

    Director

  • Catherine Robinson NSW

    Catherine Robinson

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Belinda Mendoza NSW

    Belinda Mendoza

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Reese Mendoza

    Reese Mendoza

    Accounts Coordinator and HR Assistant

  • Marijana Trkulja

    Invoice Team

  • Sally Smid NSW

    Sally Smid

    Instructional Designer / Speech Therapy Consultant

  • Roberto Trimboli

    IT Consultant

  • Marilyn Challita

    Auslan Coordinator

  • Belinda Mendoza NSW

    Belinda Mendoza

    Sydney

  • Chaffia Haouam

    Sydney

  • Isabella Caines

    Sydney

  • Jarvis Slinn

    Sydney

  • Karl Buie

    Sydney

  • Sally Smid NSW

    Sally Smid

    Sydney

  • Kelly Ferguson

    Adelaide

  • Kathleen Van Loggem

    Adelaide

  • Katie Walker

    Adelaide

  • Emily Pennell

    Adelaide

  • Mark Bilyj

    Melbourne

  • Andrea Justice

    Bendigo

  • Roberto Trimboli

    Perth

  • Jenelle Macri

    Perth

  • Marie Ware

    Perth

  • Karl Buie

    Brisbane

  • Roslyn Serginson

    Cairns & Brisbane

GET IN TOUCH

We’re here for you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require support or advice.