Celebration of Deaf Awareness Week 2023: Access to Communication    

Conference    4th May 2023     BT Tower

9.30              Coffee, registration, and exhibitors

10.00            Welcome Sheila Sirco, Chair of UKCoD will set the scene for the day.

10:04            Tony Hyland – Trustee at Deaf Roots & DWP National Employer Partnership team

                     Engagement of Employers in supporting more deaf /partially hearing people into work.

10:25            Cochlear Speaker not known yet.

10:46            Dr Adrian Brown -Centre for Obesity Research UCL  
Diabetes information for deaf people

11.07            Break exhibitors

11.28            Professor Paul Herriotts Professor of Transport Design National Transport Design Centre  Coventry University  – Accessible Transport Activities

11.49            Prof Ben Shirley Salford University and Lauren Ward RNID

12:10           Rebecca Fenton-Ree Teacher of the Deaf Oak Lodge Wandsworth

  Refugee communication in action

12:31            A panel of all the morning speakers answering questions.

12.52            Lunch & Exhibitors

14:07           Michael Brady Kings College Hospital  
NHS England’s review of the Accessible Information Standard

14:28           Dani Sive Head Teacher at Frank Barnes School

                     Language bilingualism

14.49            Beth Whitley (Deaf Instructor) and Petula Sumner (Teacher of the deaf Winchester
Communication support with the deaf children on the caseload in Hampshire  

15.10            Break & Exhibitors

15.30            Sarah Mackay Lip Speakers Association
Lip speaking strategies in communication.

15.51            Oliver Richardson Bristol Water
Overcoming communication challenges and opportunities in a 24/7 heavily regulated industry using lip speakers

16.12           A panel of all the afternoon speakers answering questions.

16:33           Sheila Sirco Chair of UKCoD  close by 16.40