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International Week of Deaf People & International Day of Sign Languages

According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages. Sign languages are fully fledged natural languages, structurally distinct from the spoken languages. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes […]

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Time To Learn A New Skill?

If you’ve been able to take some time off and have come to the conclusion that you would like to learn a new skill, can I suggest learning British Sign Language (BSL). It’s such a wonderful skill to have and for me personally, it’s been fantastic seeing more people and organisations wanting to learn BSL. […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Week 2021

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week (until 16th). Here are some stats for you. ⏺ 11 million people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing.⏺ There are 151,000 BSL users in the UK. And.. Deaf people are more likely to: ⏺ have poor mental health – up to 50%, compared to 25% for […]

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Stress Awareness Month: Dot’s Marie Armstrong On The Pandemic & Her Own Deaf Awareness Tips

April is Stress Awareness Month. My colleague Marie, who has a hearing loss, gives a personal view of how she’s found the pandemic and shares great Deaf Awareness tips. Kathleen — My hearing loss has become increasingly challenging and at times stressful with everyone wearing masks and socially distancing, I can no longer lip read […]

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JDX Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Awareness Training For JDX Consulting

It was a pleasure delivering Deaf Awareness training for #JDX Consulting. JDX provides valuable, strategic, technology and operational consulting services to financial services companies, market intermediaries and FinTech companies. In the fun online session, which included breakout rooms, we covered: – The prevalence of deafness in the UK – Communication tips – Introduction to fingerspelling and basic […]

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