100 Years of Walsall Deaf Community

100 Year Heritage of Walsall Deaf Community Project

Zebra Access is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest project, the '100 Years of Walsall Deaf Community Heritage Project.' Thanks to the generous support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are on a two-year journey to uncover, celebrate, and preserve the remarkable history of Walsall's Deaf community from 1919 to 2019.

Our mission is to delve deep into the annals of time, conducting thorough research, and capturing the essence of Walsall's Deaf community evolution from Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind and Deafened people and their friends and family. Through one-to-one interviews and group discussions, we aim to create a fully accessible and digitised record of the community's heritage. Our ultimate goal is to produce an informative digital film, complete with subtitles and in-vision British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, ensuring that this history is accessible to all.

How You Can Get Involved:

We invite you to join us on this journey. Whether you are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind and Deafened people and their friends and family in Walsall (or have ties to the community in Walsall), there are numerous ways to contribute:

  • Share your stories, memories, and experiences with us

  • Share your photos, videos, newspapers and more with us 

  • Participate in interviews and discussions

  • Support our research efforts and outreach activities

  • Stay engaged and informed about the project's progress

For more information, please contact our Walsall Deaf Community Heritage Officer, Robyn Swannack at robyn@zebra-access.com or SMS/WhatsApp/Facetime 07886 152204.

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About The National Lottery Heritage Fund: 

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest funder for the UK’s heritage. Using money raised by National Lottery players we support projects that connect people and communities to heritage. Our vision is for heritage to be valued, cared for and sustained for everyone, now and in the future. From historic buildings, our industrial legacy and the natural environment, to collections, traditions, stories and more. Heritage can be anything from the past that people value and want to pass on to future generations. We believe in the power of heritage to ignite the imagination, offer joy and inspiration, and to build pride in place and connection to the past.

Website: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/ 






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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