Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week sees free sign language classes launched for thousands of families

Authored by Mary

Families across England will get the chance to learn British Sign Language in the comfort of their own homes with free online classes launched today (Friday, May 8th).

The series of classes will be run by the National Deaf Children’s Society every Friday for 12 weeks as part of its Family Sign Language programme. The date was picked to mark Deaf Awareness Week (May 4th-8th)....

Charity challenges people in SW to become more deaf aware

Authored by Mary

During Deaf Awareness Week (2nd-8th May 2016), national charity Action on Hearing Loss is urging people in the South West to become more deaf aware to ensure people who are deaf or have hearing loss are not being excluded from everyday interactions that their hearing peers are taking for granted.

One in six people (11 million) across the UK are currently living with hearing loss, with...

MP supports Deaf Awareness Week

Authored by Sarah Parker

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, a sufferer of partial hearing loss herself, has shown her support for Deaf Awareness Week by attending a training session to understand the impact of deafness and improve communications skills to Deaf people.

The sessions, which were delivered at the House of Commons last week, were organised to improve the understanding of the different types...

Blue Light Day

To highlight Deaf Awareness Week, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is holding an afternoon of activities for families with children affected by sensory impairment at its Service Training Centre, Glen Road, Plympton, on Saturday 4 May, between 12pm and 4pm.

Station Manager Ros Clarke, Community Safety Manager for Plymouth, has linked up with Plymouth & District Deaf Children’s Society and Moorvision to put on a whole range of activities.

Station Manager Clarke explained: “We would like to invite all local families affected by sensory impairment throughout...

Fire service to hold Blue Light Day event for Deaf Awareness Week

Authored by JenniferJ

To highlight Deaf Awareness Week, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is holding an afternoon of activities for families with children affected by sensory impairment at its Service Training Centre, Glen Road, Plympton, on Saturday 4 May, between 12pm and 4pm.

Station Manager Ros Clarke, Community Safety Manager for Plymouth, has linked up with Plymouth & District Deaf...

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