Deaf Awareness Week 2022

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Happy Deaf Awareness Week!

Inclusion is this year's theme.

It is important as deaf and hard of hearing individuals can often feel misunderstood, unseen, invisible and isolated.

The aim of this years campaign is to highlight the impact of hearing loss on everyday life and increase visibility and inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing people. Read more about it here 

Key to this is learning how we can communicate best with people who are deaf or hard of hearing so they can feel happy in spaces and included.

Here are some helpful top tips:

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Other helpful resources:

Mental health -The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness has some great resources if you are struggling, take a look here

Inclusion - UK Council on Deafness has produced a poster with useful tips for including those who are deaf or hard of hearing – check it out 

Communication - Unsure how people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate? National Deaf Children’s Society  breaks down the common communication approaches chosen by deaf people - read about it here