Promoting social inclusion of those with hearing loss
Graeme recently visited Tayside Deaf Hub to highlight Deaf Awareness Week.
Tayside Deaf Hub is a community hub, home to Deaf Links, Dundee Deaf Sport & Social Club and Tayside Deaf Forum. The Hub reflects the needs of Deaf and sensory impaired people in Tayside and works with and within the community to create inclusion, equality and participation for all.
Deaf Awareness Week is an annual event used to celebrate the deaf community. It aims to bring to light the barriers that people who are deaf and those with hearing loss face in society. The week also generates awareness of British Sign Language, spreading the form of communication to make society a more accessible place for people with hearing loss. By educating ourselves on learning key communication tips and recognising the importance of the deaf community, together we can take steps to be more inclusive and celebrate diversity.
Deaf Links run services, activities and learning that truly reflect the needs of deaf and sensory impaired people in the area, empowering them to become equal and active members of the communities they live in.
Graeme visited Tayside Deaf Hub, where he spoke with CEO Alana Harper about how we can better support the deaf community in Angus.