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6-12 May Deaf Awareness Week

By 6th May 2024No Comments

This week, we celebrate sign language, raise awareness about deafness and celebrate the rich culture of the Deaf community. British Sign Language (BSL) is a beautiful and vibrant language used by thousands in the UK.

Being Deaf In A Hearing World | Shiona Explains What It’s Really Like | BBC The Social (youtube.com)

Here are some ways to show your support:

  • Learn a few basic BSL signs!
    • Resources like SignLanguage.com can get you started.
    • Even simple greetings and “thank you” can make a big difference.
  • Be mindful of communication:
    • Make eye contact, use clear facial expressions and gestures.
    • Ask if someone needs written communication or an interpreter.

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