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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.

Take care!

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As part of the Zebra Access' Reaching Communities 'Deaf Hub' project, with the support of the Big Lottery Fund, Advocacy drop-in Centres for deaf and hard of hearing people are now up and running to assist with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more.

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