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Video service for deaf claimants extended to all DWP helplines

Deaf claimants and those with hearing loss can now access British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters across all Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) helplines and services. The Video Relay Service, rolled out for Universal Credit in April, has been extended to all its 62 benefit-related lines and services. The Video Relay Service allows users to […]

Freeview’s accessible TV guide to make things simpler for viewers

A remote control in someone's handFreeview is rolling out its award-winning Accessible TV Guide which will make it simpler for viewers with accessibility needs to discover and find content more easily. Developed with insight from viewers, advocacy groups, and accessibility research agencies,  the Accessible TV Guide won Gold at this year’s Connected TV Awards. It is the first dedicated accessibility […]

New study reveals the impact of hearing loss on mental well being

A new study has given an insight to social and health impacts of hearing loss on a person’s well being. Clear Living, a healthcare and lifestyle website, released its annual report – Impact of Hearing Loss on Mental Well-being and Lifestyle Study – which highlights the detrimental effect hearing loss has on mental well being […]

Student research into wellbeing and emotions in deaf adults

Clinical Psychology student Jessica Creighton is conducting a research study into the wellbeing and emotions in deaf adults. She is looking for persons aged 18 and over, who have hearing loss, to complete an online study.  This survey will ask questions about deafness, how they feel, their wellbeing and their relationships. This should take around […]

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