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Healthwatch National survey on access to GP and other NHS services

Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire- National survey on access to GP and other NHS services for people with a hearing loss. more informationHealth Watch are carrying out a survey of the barriers those who are deaf or hard of hearing are facing to gain a national picture on individuals’ experiences of accessing GP and other […]

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Channel4 Fire

Channel4 had a major fire at their Broadcast Centre in London on 26th September and have multiple problems and are having to start from scratch. At the time of our enquiry, Channel4 could not provide any reliable estimate of when they will get back the services they lost. A lot of services were apparently lost. […]

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The National Deaf Children’s Society Charity Events

The NDCS still have some places left for their charity events this year! If you are interested in signing up to the Royal Parks Half Marathon or the BM 50k Cycle Ride in Brighton, head over to our website to find out more! We are also now taking applications for the London Marathon 2022 so […]

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UKCoD offers support to ALL to report failure to accept UK Relay calls

Our survey of the BT-operated text relay “Relay UK” showed 70% of participants experienced problems with contacting banks, medical professionals, government agencies, or large companies refusing to accept relay calls. If you experience any problems with any of the above communications issues please follow the link below and answer the 19 questions. We expect it […]

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UK Council on Deafness, RNID and SignHealth have welcomed a decision by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, to provide deaf access to the 999 emergency service in British Sign Language.

Following a joint campaign by the three charities supporting deaf people, Ofcom has said that telecoms providers will be compelled to offer their customers free 24/7 access to the emergency service via a video relay service (VRS) on both an app and website. VRS allows a deaf person to make a video call to a […]

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Tell Ofcom what you think …

Tell us what you think about British Sign Language on TV channels and on-demand services Ofcom is today inviting people who use British Sign language (BSL) to tell us what they think about signing on TV and video-on-demand services. Our survey aims to find out how often BSL users watch signed programmes, the types of programmes they watch, and what they think of the quality and availability of signed programmes. The feedback we receive will […]

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Deaf Young People’s Educational Transitions Study

A study is being conducted through the University College London (UCL) about about deaf young people’s educational transitions.  They are interested in learning about your experience when leaving school to go to college, university, or work. They are looking for young deaf people aged 18-30 with any degree of permanent hearing loss to complete a questionnaire, which […]

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RNID supporting Deaf Awareness Week

Facebook Live on Tuesday Here at RNID, we are busy behind the scenes getting ready for Deaf Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 3 May to Sunday 9 May. Keep an eye out for people sharing their experiences of being deaf or having hearing loss, along with practical tips on our social media platforms. We also have events […]

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Get ready for Deaf Awareness Week!

Deaf Awareness Week is almost here! There are many organisations raising awareness and sharing experiences and information. Keep an eye out on our Deaf Awareness Week blog for daily stories and links from all those supporting the campaign.

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