12:53 pm, Wednesday, 5th May 2021
Deaf Awareness Week
Deaf Awareness Week 2021 runs from 3 – 9 May and is themed ‘coming through it together’.
The week highlights the various organisations and members who work together to raise awareness of deafness.
In the UK alone, there are over 10 million people living with some form of hearing loss, whether it is mild or profound.
Deaf Awareness Week is all about promoting the positive aspects of living with deafness. This event aims to raise awareness of the isolation that deaf people can occasionally experience, and promote the importance of social inclusion around the deaf community.
Follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #DAW2021.
Want to learn more? There is a great playlist on the Council’s YouTube page with lots of tutorials in British Sign Language.
Why not take a look with your child and learn to ‘Sing a Rainbow’, introduce yourself, and learn the alaphabet and phonics.
What’s on the Local Offer?
Do you know about the Education Team for Hearing and Vision? The Education Team for Hearing and Vision page has more information on supporting your child and guides on hearing aid care, reasonable adjustments at school and home and more.