Join us Support us

04 MayDeaf awareness at

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University has a number of staff networks of which Spark! Staff Disability Network is one of. We aim to run a number of events each year, to raise awareness of and acceptance of various impairments. This year one of our focuses is Deaf Awareness Week but unfortunately, this year it has fallen at a time where the University is closed, and social distancing measures are still in place. The Spark! Staff Disability Network has planned to hold a social event with live talks about Deaf awareness and Deaf history and the opportunity to learn some basic British Sign Language (BSL). However, we have been able to move the majority of this online.

On Wednesday 6th May we will be holding a live session talking about Deaf awareness with the opportunity to ask questions. Please register your interest here and on the day, you will be sent a link to the Google Meet session. This session will be recorded live and shared on our blog if you can’t make it on the day.

Throughout Deaf Awareness week we will be uploading some additional content to the blog including a video on deaf awareness, in spoken English and BSL with subtitles. We will also be sharing a video covering the basics of BSL including fingerspelling and greetings.