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BATOD to host virtual masterclass series throughout 2021

The British Association of the Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) is hosting a virtual webinar series masterclass throughout 2021.    ‘Together we achieve’ will showcase key speakers from its postponed 2020 national conference.   The interactive events will take place monthly during term-time and via an accessible virtual platform.   Click on the flyer below for more details: 

New products added to the Hearing Link Shop

A new range of products have been added to the Hearing Link Shop to support people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Clear Expression face coverings to our choice of accessible coverings. These disposable alternatives have a transparent window to help support communication with those who rely on lipreading. Each pack contains five coverings […]

Zoom announces automatic captions update

Video callVideo calling platform Zoom has announced that it will be introducing automatic closed captions for all its users in the autumn of this year. The platform used by millions of people worldwide announced the changes in a recent blog post on its website. The changes of adding ‘Live Transcription’ are part of its commitment to […]

Hospital tests app to help deaf people communicate during pandemic

A Cambridge hospital is using a free speech-to-text app to help its medical team, who are deaf or have hearing loss, to communicate more easily with patients. Addenbrooke’s Hospital is trialling the LiveTranscribe and Sound Notifications app (LiveTranscribe) in the hope it will help team members to more easily follow and understand what a colleague […]

Views sought on communication experiences during COVID-19

Update: This survey has now closed. The University of Essex (UoE) is working in collaboration with University College London (UCL) to explore the communication experiences of deaf people, and those who have hearing loss, during the Coronavirus pandemic. The key areas they are researching include: Do face masks / coverings make communication difficult? Have you […]

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 […]

Blog: Staying connected this Christmas – Embracing technology

TechnologyBy Hearing Link 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. At one time or another, we have been disconnected from our family and friends due to the social distancing measures put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. Christmas will not be much different. There is a limit on the numbers of […]

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