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Law change opens doors for deaf jurors in England and Wales

Deaf people who require the use of a sign language interpreter will be allowed to take part in jury service for the first time, it has been announced. Before this announcement, laws strictly prohibited anyone beyond the 12 sworn jurors from entering jury deliberation rooms. This is to safeguard against outside influence. It meant that […]

Blog: Please help people with sudden hearing loss

By Carly Sygrove Hi, I’m Carly. Four years ago when I was 34, I lost the hearing in my left ear. I wasn’t ill at the time and I had never had any problems with my ears. It was a normal day until all of a sudden, my head filled with pressure and a loud […]

Share your views on using Relay UK

Please note: This survey has now closed.   The UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD) is inviting all users, or previous users, of Relay UK to share their experiences of using the service. They would like to understand more about what your personal experience including your preferences, any difficulties you have experienced, and any suggestions you […]

Read my lips

By Kate Bohdanowicz When I tell people I’m a lipspeaker, they invariably assume I mean lipreader, and go on to ask if I’m working for the police on an undercover operation. The truth is possibly less eyebrow raising, but highly essential – my job is to provide support for deaf people who communicate through lipreading. […]

Blog: Amy Morton – Living with hearing loss

By Amy Morton My name is Amy Morton. I am married and have two children aged 8 and 6, I’m a Holistic Therapist by trade. I have had a hearing loss from birth due to a virus my mum had whilst pregnant with me. The virus caused my nerves to be damaged, so unfortunately, all […]

Review: Freeview’s accessible TV guide

Couple watching televisionEarlier this month, Freeview rolled out the UK’s first Accessible TV Guide in a bid to make its service accessible to everyone. If you have a sensory impairment or would simply prefer to use a larger, easier to use talking TV guide – this is for you. It is designed to help viewers discover and […]

Self Management Week 2020 – 28th-2nd October

Self Management WeekThis week is Self Management Week 2020 in Scotland (28th September to 2nd October 2020). Now in its 10th year, Self Management Week is led by The Health and Social Alliance Scotland The ALLIANCE).  It recognises and celebrates self management approaches happening across Scotland, raises awareness across health, social care and the third sector, and engages people […]

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