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28 NovURGENT – Send your view on TEXT or BSL Relays to your MP now!

With the debate at Westminster Hall this coming Thursday, 30th November, UKCoD have created the following suggested Email Templates for TEXT or BSL Relay users to send to your MP via email –  click on the template links below.

 

 

On the link below you will find instructions on how to send to your MP:-

Send your view on TEXT or BSL Relays to your MP (pdf)

If you have any questions, or need any help please contact UK Council on Deafness at info@deafcouncil.org.uk

Thank you for supporting our campaign to provide and improve a range of relay services for all those with a hearing loss.

 

22 NovMeeting with Sarah Newton, Minister for Disability

UKCoD and the APPG on Deafness will be meeting with Sarah Newton 29th January 2018

The APPG and UKCoD are meeting with Sarah Newton, the new Minister for Disabilityhttps://www.gov.uk/government/people/sarah-newton, on 29th January 2018 to discuss the cap to ATW awards.

Jim Fitzpatrick (APPG Chair), Craig Crowley (UKCoD Chair, affected by the cap April ’18), Toby Burton (who will be affected by the cap in April ’18) and I (as Chair of the UKCoD Employment group), will be attending.  There may be other people attending, this is to be confirmed.

We have sent Sarah Newton the results of the DeafATW survey about the cap, and case studies about how the cap is already affecting Deaf people.

 

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.