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Enjoy getting up to date at BT Tower….

Enhancing Deaf Access – Telecommunication and Broadcasting Conference Update Thursday, 16th November at BT Tower An opportunity not to be missed! Get up to date, hear about the latest upcoming developments Enhancing Deaf Access – Telecommunication and Broadcasting, enjoy networking and the included buffet lunch in the exclusive revolving restaurant at the top of the BT […]

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Sense Launch Report ‘ Someone Cares If I’m Not There’

‘Someone Cares If I’m Not There’, a new Sense report examining the issue of loneliness for disabled people, will be launched at a Parliament tomorrow afternoon [12th July 2017].  It explores why loneliness affects so many people with disabilities, from the perspective of disabled people themselves. To view the report or for more information on the […]

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BIVR AWARENESS WEEKEND 28 – 31 JULY 2017

London Exposition Monday 31 July 2017 Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL (www.113chancerylane.co.uk) Will you be there? The 2017 BIVR AWARENESS WEEKEND PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD: baw-2017-programme See our FaceBook post    Stairway to BIVR BAW 2017 Who will join us on the red carpet up to BIVR BAW 2017 […]

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World Hearing Day

3 March 2017: World Hearing Day Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment The theme for World Hearing Day 2017 “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. The day aims to raise awareness about public health strategies to reduce the prevalence and impact of […]

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Positive Meeting with Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, DCMS

The Chair of UKCoD, Craig Crowley together with his advisor, Jim Edwards today met with the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP for a positive meeting on VRS provision in the UK. Purpose: To ask the Minister to support a government wide approach to purchasing VRS and to support a further review by Ofcom of the […]

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Summary and outcomes of telecoms conference

On 4 November 2015 the UK Council on Deafness hosted the conference ‘Fair exchange: developments in telecommunication for people who are deaf or have a hearing loss’. The aim of the conference was to celebrate the advances that had been made in advanced telephony services, including video relay services (VRS); and learn more about what […]

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Ear Foundation

UKCoD and The Ear Foundation jointly ran a successful conference in London yesterday, and the wide range of speakers covered all aspects of the latest hearing technologies. The first contributor was Dr Sue Archbold, Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation.  Sue was the teacher of the deaf of the first child in the UK to […]

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Annual conference

Fair exchange: developments in telecommunication We are holding a conference that will celebrate the advances that have been made in advanced telephony services and help us learn more about what needs to be done next. The morning session will be opened by the Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson MP. Deaf and deafblind people, Ofcom and […]

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Sign Solutions bring InterpretersLive! to the Isle of Man

PRESS RELEASE:- We bring InterpretersLive! to the Isle of Man We’re pleased to announce that we have won a contract to provide our services to the Isle of Man Government. The win will see us provide our video relay service to the Isle of Man’s Department of Health and Social Care, with the possibility of […]

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Subtitles

For people who are deaf, subtitles are vital to their understanding of television programmes, and while it is encouraging to see a steady increase in the amount of programmes broadcast with subtitles, organisations regularly receive complaints about the quality of subtitles.   Action on Hearing Loss have surveyed deaf people to inform Ofcom of people’s experience […]

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