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18 MayAction on Hearing Loss

For this year’s Deaf Awareness Week, Action on Hearing Loss feature four inspirational stories of people who refuse to let their hearing loss and deafness get in the way of the things they love. From running the marathon to embracing hearing aids to getting a Master’s Degree, they all ‘definitely can.’

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Click here for their stories.

17 MaySignVideo Supporting DAW – Video No. 4

On day 4 of Deaf Awareness Week, this film discusses the problems of Deaf people having to ask hearing friends and family to make calls when no BSL provision is available – this is NOT the way it should be!

16 MaySignVideo Supporting DAW – Video No. 3

On day three of Deaf Awareness Week, here is our next film discussing the frustration of having to use the telephone to speak to customer services teams – this is why live video interpreting solutions like SignVideo are vital!

 

16 MaySignHealth Highlights MacMillan Cancer BSL videos during DAW

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As part of Deaf Awareness Week  we would like to highlight MacMillan Cancer’s fantastic selection of BSL videos, which discuss how to understand and cope with cancer. You can find them here.

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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.”