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09 AugAction on Hearing Loss appoints Mark Atkinson as Chief Executive

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National charity Action on Hearing Loss has appointed Mark Atkinson as its new Chief Executive following Paul Breckell’s departure. Mark, currently Chief Executive at Scope will join the UK’s largest charity for people living with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss later in 2018, taking over from the Interim Chief Executive Mike O’Connor.

Further details are available see Press Release link here.

02 AugRight to Sign – update on BSL GCSE campaign

The Department for Education in England has conceded that it will make an exception for a BSL GCSE and that it can now be introduced before 2022.  The Department’s announcement is a big step forward and we can now be more optimistic that change will come sooner rather than later.

Full details can be found on the NDCS Campaigns website here.

The Campaign details are available here.

 

 

 

06 JulPenny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt becomes first Minister to use Sign Language in Parliament to highlight the UK’s first ever global #DisabilitySummit #NowIsTheTime

 

23 MayNADP Annual Conference

NADP Conference
‘Working Better with your Hearing’
Saturday 16th June 2018
9am – 5pm at the NCVO

Please see our poster promoting one of our member organisations forthcoming conferences which is likely to be of interest to your members.

Please can you support by placing this poster on your noticeboard or somewhere prominent for your colleagues and members to see.

Please feel free to share electronically.

On behalf of NADP many thanks for your support.

Conference Poster [pdf]

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.”