Deaf Awareness Week (3-9 May) is an annual event led by the UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD), the national umbrella organisation for charities and professional bodies working in the field of deafness, to raise awareness and challenges of Deafness and hearing loss faced by 1 in 6 people in the UK.
In the UK alone, there are over 10 million people living with some form of hearing loss, whether mild or profound.
This year’s campaign theme ‘Coming Through it Together’ aims to promote the positive aspects of deafness, promote social inclusion and raise awareness of the huge range of local organisations that support deaf people and their families and friends.
Face covering guidance for schools and colleges
Guidance on face coverings from the Department of Education has recently changed. The National Deaf Children’s Society has created the attached infographic to explain what this means for supporting deaf students.
Deaf Awareness Week.pdf