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  • Deafblind Awareness Week 2018

    Deafblind Awareness Week 2018

    Deafblind Awareness Week takes place 24-30 June 2018, and this year hundreds of people will be raising awareness across England by taking part in Sense Walks in memory of a man called Roger Mulholland, who was deafblind.

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  • Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

    Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

    To help you to better support Deaf and hearing impaired people, we have produced some helpful posters to encourage you to raise awareness and play an active role in supporting and including the deaf community in whatever you do during and after Deaf Awareness Week.

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  • British Sign Language Week : Mythbusters and Alphabet

    British Sign Language Week : Mythbusters and Alphabet

    British Sign Language (BSL) week celebrated this month what the British Deaf Association calls the nation’s ‘fourth indigenous language’,raised awareness of the United Kingdom’s Deaf community and provided a platform for Deaf people to proudly promote their language and culture.

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  • 'Not Equal' Deaf Access Workshop

    'Not Equal' Deaf Access Workshop

    Healthwatch Sheffield is hosting a workshop with Citizen’s Advice Deaf Advice Team and Disability Sheffield, where commissioners and providers of Health and Social Care can share their responses to the recommendations of our ‘Not Equal’ Report. The workshop will take place on Friday 23 March from 10am to 12noon at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW.

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  • Not Equal: The experiences of Deaf people accessing Health and Social Care in Sheffield

    Not Equal: The experiences of Deaf people accessing Health and Social Care in Sheffield

    Healthwatch Sheffield, in partnership with Citizens Advice Sheffield and Disability Sheffield has carried out an investigation into the experiences of Deaf people accessing health and social care services in the city.Deaf people’s needs are often disregarded when it comes to provision of health and social care in Sheffield, their new report – entitled Not Equal – has revealed.

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  • Making Phone Calls in BSL Using Apps

    Making Phone Calls in BSL Using Apps

    Are you hard of hearing or Deaf and a BSL user? Do you know that you can now make phone calls via an app on your smartphone or computer in the same way as hearing people use their phone?

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  • Film4 Seeking Deaf Woman to Play Lead Role

    Film4 Seeking Deaf Woman to Play Lead Role

    A casting company for film and television is looking for a Deaf woman aged 18-35 years from the UK to play the lead role in a Film4 commissioned short film. No previous acting experience is necessary.

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