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Free facemasks for members of the Deaf community and professionals who work with Deaf people
Hello, it's Sean!
Here at Zebra Access we have some exciting news about face masks.
As you may know lots of people are increasingly anxious and becoming more and more concerned about the rules surrounding face masks and the Government enforcing tighter restrictions. This creates barriers in terms of lip-reading and communication.
So, the community have pulled together and decided to create their own transparent face masks to enable them to lipread clearly.
The time, skill and dedication that has gone in to making these face masks is astounding and we really appreciate the community's efforts and we would like to thank them for getting involved. These masks will be handed out to members of the community and professionals who work with Deaf people to aid with lip reading and clear communication.
These masks do not need to be purchased as they will be given out free of charge. We are pleased to say that we were able to secure funding from the Government and National Lottery during the Coronavirus pandemic. Which means we were able to cover the cost of materials to enable us to produce these masks. So, if you want to get hold of a free mask, then please contact me and I will be happy to post one out to you.
Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to Lottery's Community Fund. Services includes Employment Servuces, 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