carecareers would like to congratulate Drisana Levitzke-Gray on being named Young Australian of the Year for 2015.
Drisana, a 21-year-old from Perth, has worked towards the promotion of diversity and acceptance of deaf people and for the rights of deaf children around the world to learn Auslan.
During her acceptance speech on Sunday, Drisana stated “It’s a human right that they have that access. Auslan is my language, but it’s an Australian language and that makes it yours.”
Auslan is the sign language used by the Australian deaf community, with its own history and traditions.