This year we’re tearing up society’s assumptions about people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
We’ll be turning the spotlight on the incredible things they CAN do. With your help, we’ll be busting the myths and accentuating the positive during daily discussions.
Today we’re talking about British Sign Language. Take a look at Josie’s story below.
We would like to hear from other people about their experiences with BSL. Whether you are learning, you’re fluent or you would like to learn.
Get involved in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook and help spread the word.
Click on the image below to view the news in British Sign Language.
5th May 2016 – To coincide with Deaf Awareness week, RBS is launching a new service for British Sign Language customers, making it possible to instantly chat with the bank through a British Sign Language interpreter.
The free service is available via the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest website and the SignVideo mobile app. Deaf and hard of hearing British Sign Language (BSL) customers will be able to talk to an advisor using their computer, tablet or smartphone via a secure video call which instantly connects to a British Sign Language interpreter, who then phones the RBS contact centre to relay the conversation in real time.
Schools, businesses and organisations from every industry in the UK will be recognising Deaf Awareness Week between the 2nd and 8th of May this year.
In previous years, Deaf Awareness Week has taken on many themes, such as ‘Connect and Communicate’ in 2015. This year will be highlighting ‘Common Purpose’ within the deaf community and beyond, with the aim of “celebrating the work the sector has done to define a common purpose and highlighting the work of the mission groups”.
Here at Age UK Group in partnership with UK Hearing Care, we have created an in-depth resource guide of websites and downloads for both the hard of hearing and able to become more confident when approaching certain situations and breaking boundaries when it comes to deaf awareness.
RAD will be at the British Museum
Sat 7 May Under the Sea Family Discovery Day
Further details here!
Thanks to our sponsors for our Deaf Awareness Week website 2016!