Visual Communication Consultants was established in July 2014.

We are a registered NDIS provider focusing on our remote areas of the Kimberley and Pilbara

We provide our services and programs statewide to people of all ages who have complex communication needs.

Whether you live in the city, country, rural or remote Western Australia, we can visit your town and provide our services and programs.

Educational organisations, disability agencies, aged care agencies, parents and children-early intervention programs, will all benefit from learning to communicate visually using Auslan, Key Word Sign or Signed English.

Visual Communication Consultants looks forward to empowering you and or your team by providing quality, customised and affordable training in Auslan, Key Word Sign or Signed English to help you improve and maintain visual communication and skills.

If there is any way we can help, even if you would just like to ask some questions about our services or you would like to receive a friendly point in the right direction, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to your call.

MEET THE TEAM

Michelle Lewin

MICHELLE LEWIN

Visual Communication Consultant

Michelle Lewin established Visual Communication Consultants in 2014.  After moving to the Kimberley region in 2004, she was mesmerised by the regions beauty, culture and landscapes but astounded by the lack of services and supports for Deaf people and people with complex communication difficulties.

Michelle has worked throughout the state of Western Australia, with many years residing in the North West of Australia.

She has worked with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds with
Complex Communication Needs (CCN)
,
Profoundly Deaf, Otitis Media, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism, to name a few.

She is a passionate presenter who delivers her courses and workshops professionally and interactively. Participants are encouraged to leave their inhibitions at the door; this way, you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself.

Michelle works closely with participants, in the capacity of presenter, consultant and mentor to continually support you both at the workshop and into the future.

She has a personal connection as she spent her childhood with her deaf foster brother.

35 years ago, he was forbidden to sign and would get his hands smacked at school. This lead to her sister and herself trying to learn what they could and him teaching them what he knew, so that they could communicate. This has made Michelle heartfelt about what she does, making her a great trainer!

Michelle looks forward to meeting and working with you and your team in providing quality, customised, affordable courses, workshops and customised programs.

With her ongoing expertise and support, you will feel confident to learn, improve and maintain your Auslan, Signed English and Key Word Signing skills.

Michelle is an Auslan Accredited Interpreter who has extensive experience working in the Disability and Education sectors for over 20 years.

Jo Naylor - Business Administrator - Visual Communication Consultants

JO NAYLOR

Business Administrator

Jo Naylor has been working with Visual Communication Consultants for a number of years.

Her role as Business Administrator includes; marketing, NDIS registration and compliance, invoicing, application and management of funding grants, record keeping.

Jo has previously worked for the Commonwealth Government in the Disability Employment sector, primarily in contract management and policy.

Kristie Marinko - Administrative Assistant at Visual Communication Consultants

KRISTIE MARINKO

Administrative Assistant

Kristie has lived in Broome for 3 years and is new to the Team.

Kristie role as Administrative Assistant includes;

Answering and directing phone calls to relevant staff, data entry, invoicing, scheduling meetings and appointments, taking notes and minutes in meetings, being a point of contact for a range of staff and external stakeholders, processing and directing mail and incoming packages or deliveries, greeting and directing visitors and new staff to the organisation, writing and issuing emails to departments, researching and booking travel arrangements for staff members and finding ways to improve administrative processes.