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Global Accessibility Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)On Thursday May 19 2022, we are celebrating the 11th Global Accessibility AwarenessDay. It aims to stimulate debate about digital access and inclusion for the more thanone billion people worldwide with disabilities or impairments.Of these, 11 million people in the UK are deaf or hard-of-hearing. They often faceaccessibility issues when using […]

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Don’t ignore the signs of a heart attack

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Healthwatch Survey

Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire- National survey on access to GP and other HHS 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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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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“If she’s deaf she will not get very far” – Questionnaire

By Emma Reilly “If she’s deaf she will not get very far”.  This was a common phrase during my school education. Despite being repeatedly told I would not be able to progress to higher education, I am currently a master’s student at University College London (UCL). With deaf awareness week this week what better time […]

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YouTube series for kids focused on nature, accessible in British Sign Language

Looking for quality, fun and entertaining content for kids that educates them about the planet? On the EDGE Conservation — a leading media and technology company for nature — has you covered. Everyone should be able to enjoy learning about the weird and wonderful natural world. So, to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week, we’re spreading the […]

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