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Deaf Awareness Week 2020

4 – 10th May 2020 – ‘acquired deafness’


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 will become available on our publicity page to download and add details of your event(s) for the week.

2020’s Theme

DAW logo


Next year’s theme will be ‘acquired deafness’ and there will be some exciting promotions taking place during 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!

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