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18 MaySignVideo supporting DAW – Video 5

Our last film for #DeafAwarenessWeek18 is about smooth communication and confidentiality which everyone should have by right! We hope you enjoyed our video series which was to raise awareness of the difficulties Deaf people face with customer services!

15 MayFabulous to see the first fully signed ad break last night!

A few words from our Chair, Craig Crowley

“UKCoD and all of our member organisations are grateful to Aldi for showcasing British Sign Language in an everyday, fun situation. It is a fabulous advert and we are excited that so many people were able to see it.

It is fitting to include Maisie Sly, our little star from the Oscar-winning short film, ‘The Silent Child’, sitting and chatting alongside her mother, Elizabeth.

This kind of awareness raising advert enables viewers to understand more about the experiences of people who are different from them.

This is important to us because accessibility, equality and inclusion are the cornerstones of our work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, deafened and Deafblind people throughout the UK.”

14 MayNADP Audiology Survey and Conference

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In order to better understand the current NHS audiology service provision, NADP (the National Association of Deafened People) is conducting a survey on your deaf people’s experience of these services.

The data will be collected, analysed and used as evidence to represent the audiology service users in national instances and bodies, such as NICE, Action Plan on Hearing Loss, and in particular the Person Centred Approach advocated by NHS England.  NADP will be presenting the results of the survey at its conference on 16th June 2018.

http://www.nadp.org.uk/events/

NADP aims to help influence and shape the current and future policies regarding these services for a better provision; a provision which would respond accurately and efficiently to the various and sometimes complex needs of individuals.

By answering this questionnaire, you’re helping us to gather these evidences and build our argument for a better provision.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HBT7PR5

14 MayFirst ever fully signed ad break

Aldi has partnered with ITV to broadcast its first ever fully signed ad break around 19.42pm tonight, to mark the start of Deaf Awareness Week.

Aldi’s new ad, created by McCann UK, features Maisie Sly, the star of Oscar-winning film, the Silent Child.

“We are delighted to be supporting the UK Council on Deafness in their annual Deaf Awareness Week campaign. Our new advert is completely silent and signed – a first for Aldi, and demonstrates our wider commitment to inclusivity, all delivered in Aldi’s irreverent style,” explained Adam Zavalis, marketing director for Aldi UK.

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14 MayBASW – supporting DAW

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Today, to mark the start of Deaf Awareness Week, the British Association of Social Workers has launched a new practice guide to help social workers to better serve people with hearing problems, available here.

The BASW Acquired Hearing Loss Practice Guidance has been produced by a small group of members using research findings, practice wisdom and service user and carer expertise. It contains a range of helpful suggestions of how social workers can help those with acquired hearing loss.

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