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Deaf Awareness Week 2019

6 – 12th May 2019


Deaf Awareness Week is a unique campaign in that so many different organisations participate, each able to promote their own work within the broad spectrum of deafness.

It is a fine example of so many organisations collaborating and working together in a joint campaign.


The UK Council on Deafness, founded in 1993 and the national umbrella organisation for charities and professional bodies working in the field of deafness, co-ordinates deaf awareness week which involves UK wide series of national and local events to raise awareness of the needs of the 1 in 6 deaf or hard of hearing people in the UK.   Deaf Awareness Week aims to promote the positive aspects of deafness, promote social inclusion and raise awareness of the huge range of local organisations that support deaf people and their family and friends.

A new range of posters are now available on our publicity page to download and add details of your event(s) for the week.

This Year’s Theme

This year our theme for the week is ‘Celebrating Role Models’ and includes a theme for each day for organisations to publicise their role models that they choose throughout the week to raise awareness.

Monday – Education/Employment
Tuesday – Health
Wednesday – Sport
Thursday – Entertainment
Friday – Family/Youth
Saturday – Technology
Sunday – Politics

Do check out our Deaf Awareness Week Blog throughout the week!


If you are holding an event and would like to support our Campaign, donations can be made here or cheques made payable to UK Council on Deafness, c/o Griffin Chapman, 4&5 The Cedars, Apex 12, Old Ipswich Road, Colchester, CO7 7QR.  

Thank you!

Be a Sponsor

We are looking for individual organisations to sponsor a theme (unlimited sponsors) and as part of the package we would include an overview of your organisation on our website as sponsors.  We would also encourage you to send us a blog to go on the DAW news page which runs throughout the week.

Cost £100 per theme (7 in total)

Contact us for further details at