The Adult Education Centre for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Persons Inc. began.

The AEC was an adult education organisation specifically founded to run courses for deaf people, and the only one of its kind in Australia. It later became Deaf Education Network, which is now the education department of the Deaf Society. The AEC was one of the pioneers of Auslan classes, Auslan teacher professional development, and Deaf Studies courses.

Another name change

The Deaf Society dropped the word ‘Adult’ from its name, and became the Deaf Society of New South Wales. This allowed it to serve a wider range of deaf people.

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