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Deaf Awareness Week (2 to 8 May)
The theme of this year’s Deaf Awareness Week (2 to 8 May) focused on inclusion and highlighted the impact of hearing loss on everyday life.
The aim of this year was to raise awareness on the impact of hearing loss on everyday life and also increase the visibility and inclusion of Deaf people.
We hosted Deaf awareness training to organisations who were privileged to learn more about our culture. We also performed games showing the barriers and struggles that Deaf people face everyday. Our community development officer gave each of our audience a face mask and everyone had to guess what the person was saying. This was a great example showing the new everyday reality of face masks has additional barriers for us and Deirdre taught about how they can improve their approach to Deaf people for the future. We finished it off with teaching some signs linked to Star Wars in honour of May the Fourth!
If you are interested in learning more- contact Dawn, our BSL & Deaf Awareness Tutor for more details on BSL courses and Deaf Awareness training.
We also hosted an afternoon social game for the deaf community, we played pictionary including words that related to the deaf community.
Thanks to everyone who attended!
Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.find out More