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Archive for May 15th, 2017

15 MayDeaf Awareness Week 2017

Deaf Awareness Week has got off to a great start with many people ‘Celebrating’!

Check out some of the events/news items here.





15 MayThe Vamps support Deaf Awareness Week


The Vamps have launched a brand new video today ‘Middle of the Night’ at the start of Deaf Awareness Week, which the band are supporting.

The video sees a young couple struggling to communicate and features deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and during the video, some of the song lyrics are communicated through sign language.

Check out the video……

In further support, one of the band members, James McVey posted this clip on Instagram today…..

15 MayRAD – Join our Sign Your Name campaign

Can you imagine how it feels when you communicate in your first language and most people don’t understand you?

This is reality for people who are born Deaf and whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL). Deaf Awareness Week starts today.  The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) will be embracing this year’s theme ‘A celebration of’ with a number of events and activities during the week.To celebrate the start of Deaf Awareness Week, we want to encourage as many people as possible to learn to fingerspell their name.

It’s really easy!

We have created a video to help you learn how to fingerspell your name:

So, why not give it a go.

Record a video of you signing your name and share it on your favourite social media channel. If you tag us, we’ll share it.

How about using your video as your facebook profile for Deaf-Awareness Week to encourage all of your friends and family to try signing their name too?

Facebook have a how-to guide at

15 MayDeafAction

It’s #deafawarenessweek2017

Last year our youth group created a series of posters, raising awareness of deafness and potential barriers deaf people may face

We are pleased to reveal a new series of posters that we will upload every day this week

Please share and enjoy!  More at @DeafActionFBpage

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15 MayJoin our #SIGNSELFIE campaign

Join our #SIGNSELFIE campaign for Deaf Awareness Week: 15th – 21st May 2017. 

It’s very easy to take part:

1. Sign the first letter of your name
2. Take a photo
3. Post it on social media (Twitter and/or Facebook) and include “Text SIGN17 £2 to 70070 to donate £2 to SignHealth
4. Use #signselfie and tag @SignHealth so we can see your photos!

Deaf Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness that over 11 million people in the UK (1 in 6) are deaf or have a hearing loss.