Established in 2010, the Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is part of the Inclusive Education Professional Practice Branch in the Department of Education and Training.
VDEI’S vision is to contribute to improvement in the educational outcomes for the 4,000 students in Victoria who are deaf or hard of hearing.
VDEI is is committed to inclusive, transformative education for children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The VDEI brand signifies the diversity of needs of children regardless of their level of hearing loss, communication mode, cultural or educational environment. The colours and shapes used in the branding are to reflect innovation, pushing technological boundaries and promoting openness to new ideas.
The fluid motion promotes the notion of continual learning and change, connectedness, and bringing together a local and global network of skills and expertise in an environment of community, diversity, dynamism, energy and positivity.
By assisting with the brand development and communication material, VDEI enable improved curriculum access and inclusion for hearing impaired students.