Deaf Awareness Week 4th – 10th May

Deaf Awareness Week 4th – 10th May

Hundreds of organisations and employees across the UK are supporting national Deaf Awareness Week this week by learning about disability awareness and promoting the benefits and improving services to their customers.

With one in six people in the UK suffering from some degree of hearing loss, organisations, particularly those with front line members of staff, are participating in the week-long campaign, which has been co-ordinated by the UK Council on Deafness.

The campaign aims to improve the understanding of the different types of deafness by highlighting the methods of communication used by deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people, such as sign language and lipreading.

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