Out history

Our History

Deaf Can:Do, The Royal South Australian Deaf Society, delivers vital services and support to Deaf and Hard of Hearing South Australians.

Established in 1891 by Townsend House Superintendent Samuel Johnson as the Deaf and Dumb Mission, Deaf Can:Do is South Australia’s second oldest registered charitable service provider. Throughout the years, our services have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the South Australian Deaf community.

Our work aims to alleviate isolation and equip people who are Deaf and hard of hearing with the assistance, knowledge and confidence to live independently and contribute to the community.