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03 JulUKCoD Conference Update

UKCoD will be holding its annual conference on 16 November at BT Tower, London.

The theme this year will be an update on accessibility in Telecommunications and Broadcasting. The three main sections of the conference will cover

  • Telephone Relay service;
  • Video on Demand; and
  • Live Broadcasting including developments in Subtitling and Clear Speech.

There will be panel discussions in each section to allow questions to be raised.

Opening Address: Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Chair of the APPG on deafness

Presenters already confirmed include BBC R&D, Ofcom, SKY, Action on Hearing Loss, Signficant and CapTel along with researchers from University of Salford, UCL and Roehampton University.

Draft programme will be available shortly.

Sponsorship packages available – please contact Clare Long at c.long@deafcouncil.org.uk for details.

Read more / book your place >>

 

31 MarCochlear implants discussed in Westminster

Photo: Launch of Report at Westminster – Stuart Thomas (Cochlear), Mel Gregory (The Ear Foundation), Dr Sue Archbold, Prof Brian Lamb, Prof Adrian Davis, Lilian Greenwood MP

An adjournment debate on the provision of Cochlear Implants was held on 24th March when Jim Fitzpatrick, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness at Westminster, spoke about the low take up of cochlear implants by adults compared with other countries. Brian Lamb, the Chair of the Action Group on Adult Cochlear Implantation had provided a Brief, and Mr Fitzpatrick used the report “Spend to Save: increasing hearing technology improves lives and saves society money” by Brian Lamb, Sue Archbold and Ciaran O’Neill, which was launched in Westminster. Read more of this article

24 JanAPPG on Deafness

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness held their Annual General Meeting on 16 January 2017.

The minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.

Details of previous meetings held in Parliament can also be viewed here.

20 JunSir Malcolm's Bill

Sir Malcolm Bruce is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Deafness and yesterday submitted a Bill to Parliament to secure the communication rights of deaf and hard of hearing people.  It is set to be debated in Parliament in October

 

  • Short title Communication Support (Deafness) Bill
    2:50 pm All Commons debates on 19 Jun 2013
  • Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)
  • Long title presented a Bill to establish a body to assess provision of communication support for Deaf people and to make recommendations; and for connected purposes.
  • Supporters Mr Mark Williams on behalf of Sir Malcolm Bruce, supported by Stephen Lloyd, Rosie Cooper, Richard Ottaway, Mr Michael McCann, Tim Loughton, Sir Robert Smith, Dame Anne Begg, Mr John Leech, Mr Robert Buckland and Mr Mark Williams.
  • Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 25 October, and to be printed (Bill 24).

Further details available here

 

04 JulParliamentary Reports

Please see below May Parliamentary Reports:

25 May 2012

18 May 2012

4 May 2012