You also have the opportunity to donate to UKCoD to enable us to carry on representing Deaf/hearing loss related organisations to do the important work they need to do! #DAW2020.
#DeafAwarenessWeek2020 – a message from Chair of UK Council on Deafness!
“Greetings to you all!
I am CRAIG CROWLEY, Chair of UK Council on Deafness (UKCOD), a membership organisation representing a range of organisations with a Deaf and hearing loss remit.
It is wonderful to see many organisations, agencies and authorities sponsoring, celebrating and promoting the importance of raising awareness of Deafness and hearing loss. Thank you!
Annually, we highlight different themes of Deafness. This year it is Acquired Deafness.
It is important to raise this awareness so this year we are putting a spotlight on what is it like to become Deaf, be it sudden, health or age related.
If you know someone or have customers who have lost their hearing, how are you able to meet their access and communication requirements? This has become even more vital during this virus pandemic and the huge increase in the use of technology to keep businesses/services open.
A range of technology is available and can be utilised. Assistive technology includes speech to texts captions, radio aids, hearing aids, online video as well as lip reading and sign language.
UKCOD is available to support and collaborate with you to make the lives of those with deafness and hearing loss more manageable, accessible and open up the channels of communication.
On behalf of UKCOD, we wish all our members, organisations and all of you a very Happy Deaf Awareness Week!”