Who can access SWITC?
Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) funded Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services under the Disability Services portfolio of the Queensland Government are eligible to access interpreting and translation services through SWITC.
SWITC enables NGOs to provide people who use a language other than English free access to interpreters and translators. SWITC will enable your organisation to service your clients fairly.
The SWITC program offers support to people who are:
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
• From a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, including Australian South Sea Islanders
• Deaf or hearing impaired people who use sign language as their primary mode of communication
• Blind or visually impaired people who use Braille for written communication.
Services funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services have an outlet number that identifies their location and service. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please ring SWITC on (07) 3892 8559 or email email@example.com and we will happily assist.
If your organisation is not funded by the Disability Services portfolio, you will need to contact your funding body to discuss how you can access free interpreting and translation services.