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Visiting Braidwood School for the Deaf: Careers Day

Deirdre, our Community Development Officer was invited to take part in Braidwood School for the Deaf’s first ever Careers day. 

The aim of the day was to highlight that Deaf can do to inspire the students that they can do anything they want to be in the future and think about the paths they need to take to get there. 

Deirdre delivered a presentation about where her job journey has taken her and how she got her current job here with us at Zebra Access. 

She enjoyed meeting the young people and learning about what they wanted to do in the future. 

Deaf Professionals from different fields:

From Left to Right

Deirdre Maguire- Community Development Officer 

Christopher Laing- Architect

Jessie Shepherd- Specialist equipment Officer and cake decorator 

Sammie Johnson- Police Forensic worker

Stuart Ford- Electrician 

Rinkoo Barpage- Comedian and actor

James Kendall- Builder 

Scott Garthwaithe- TV Chef AKA Punk Chef 

Sean Noone- Area Youth Worker 


Deirdre was delighted to be reunited with her former work colleague Sean! 

We would like to thank Braidwood School for the Deaf for inviting our Community Development Officer and making her feel very welcomed. 

We are just a bit jealous of her lovely new cup! 



With the support of funders such as the National Lottery's Community Fund, BFI, Foundations, Trusts and so on, Zebra Access CIO provides a range of free services and support to Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing and Deafened people and communities. Zebra Access staff, volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment alongside with service users. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers, service users or property.

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