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Archive for May, 2020

07 May180 new GPs in the SignLive Community Directory

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We are thrilled to announce that we have 3 new partnerships that cover 180 GP surgeries in the Sussex area.

Brighton and Hove CCGEast Sussex CCG and West Sussex CCG are now live in the Community Directory. This means that deaf patients can now call their GP free of charge in these areas.

For SignLive users logging in through a web browser, the individual surgeries are grouped under each area.

To see the full list of practices available download or login to SignLive and click on the Community Directory.

Organisations – Take the first step to making yourself more accessible by contacting us here.


07 MayClap for Key Workers – Deaf Awareness Week

“We want to say a special thanks to all the deaf key workers & those supporting the deaf community”

This Deaf Awareness Week, the GB Deaf Tennis Team are leading our #ClapforOurKeyWorkers #ClapForOurCarers

06 May#DeafAwarenessWeek2020

A message from Chair of UK Council on Deafness!

You also have the opportunity to donate to UKCoD to enable us to carry on representing Deaf/hearing loss related organisations to do the important work they need to do! #DAW2020.

Video Transcript:


#DeafAwarenessWeek2020 – a message from Chair of UK Council on Deafness!

“Greetings to you all!

I am CRAIG CROWLEY, Chair of UK Council on Deafness (UKCOD), a membership organisation representing a range of organisations with a Deaf and hearing loss remit.

It is wonderful to see many organisations, agencies and authorities sponsoring, celebrating and promoting the importance of raising awareness of Deafness and hearing loss. Thank you!

Annually, we highlight different themes of Deafness. This year it is Acquired Deafness.

It is important to raise this awareness so this year we are putting a spotlight on what is it like to become Deaf, be it sudden, health or age related.

If you know someone or have customers who have lost their hearing, how are you able to meet their access and communication requirements? This has become even more vital during this virus pandemic and the huge increase in the use of technology to keep businesses/services open.

A range of technology is available and can be utilised. Assistive technology includes speech to texts captions, radio aids, hearing aids, online video as well as lip reading and sign language.

UKCOD is available to support and collaborate with you to make the lives of those with deafness and hearing loss more manageable, accessible and open up the channels of communication.

On behalf of UKCOD, we wish all our members, organisations and all of you a very Happy Deaf Awareness Week!”



06 MayLipspeaker UK

Meet our Director, Lesley Weatherson. The ONLY qualified midwife and BSL Interpreter in the UK – possibly even in the world!

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06 MayFingerspelling

Fingerspelling is the British Sign Language (#BSL) alphabet.  It’s used to spell out words like names of people and places. Download the fingerspelling alphabet to practice spelling words and phrases with your hands.