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06 MayTell Ofcom what you think …

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Tell us what you think about British Sign Language on TV channels and on-demand services

Ofcom is today inviting people who use British Sign language (BSL) to tell us what they think about signing on TV and video-on-demand services.

Our survey aims to find out how often BSL users watch signed programmes, the types of programmes they watch, and what they think of the quality and availability of signed programmes.

The feedback we receive will be crucial in helping to inform our guidelines on signing for TV channels and on-demand services – including what types of programmes should be prioritised.

We’d like to hear from people who:

  • are over 16 and use BSL to communicate;
  • live with someone over 16 who uses BSL to communicate; or
  • have a child under 16 who uses BSL to communicate.

People with more than one BSL user in their household can complete one survey for each BSL user.

Participants can respond through an online BSL-interpreted survey, or by sending us a video of them signing their response.

The survey is open until Thursday 1 July.

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04 MayDeaf Young People’s Educational Transitions Study

A study is being conducted through the University College London (UCL) about about deaf young people’s educational transitions.  They are interested in learning about your experience when leaving school to go to college, university, or work.

They are looking for young deaf people aged 18-30 with any degree of permanent hearing loss to complete a questionnaire, which is in both BSL and English.

The questionnaire focuses on school experience, what you are currently doing now, what support worked well and what needs to be improved.

The questionnaire will be used to help change current transition policies and support.

Complete the Questionnaire –


04 MayThanks to our sponsors

Deaf Awareness Week 2021


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03 MayRNID supporting Deaf Awareness Week

Facebook Live on Tuesday

Here at RNID, we are busy behind the scenes getting ready for Deaf Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 3 May to Sunday 9 May.

Keep an eye out for people sharing their experiences of being deaf or having hearing loss, along with practical tips on our social media platforms. We also have events such as our Facebook Live on Tuesday 4 May.

Together, let’s make life more inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.

02 MayGet ready for Deaf Awareness Week!



Deaf Awareness Week is almost here!

There are many organisations raising awareness and sharing experiences and information.

Keep an eye out on our Deaf Awareness Week blog for daily stories and links from all those supporting the campaign.