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18 JunNext Generation Text Relay Service

At a meeting in May with UKCoD’s Deaf Access to Communications group, BT apologised for the delay in launching the Next Generation Text Relay service and reiterated their commitment to delivering the new service. They acknowledge the disappointment, frustration and anger that many feel, and recognise the need to rebuild trust and confidence in the new service, when it will be available and what it has to offer.

Graham Sutherland, BT Business’ CEO, outlined three key phases – fixing the problem, further testing of the service and finally launch, which is expected early October.

BT are hoping to significantly expand the number of people testing the service and will provide DAC regular updates over the coming weeks and months.

DAC May update – BT and the disappointing wait for NGTR (pdf)

Notes from the meeting on 27th May are available here (pdf)

11 JunStop the cuts to NHS hearing aid services

Urgent campaign - stop the cuts to hearing aid services.

Action on Hearing Loss are taking action in response to the proposed decommissioning by North Staffordshire CCG of hearing aid provision for people with mild or moderate age-related hearing loss, which many of you will have heard about.

How can you help?

There are three ways you can get involved right now to help us fight these cuts:

A press release can also be found on their website for further details.

 

10 JunCalling on hearing screening to be introduced at 65

PRESS RELEASE

Stephen Lloyd MP calls for Hearing Screening to be introduced for everybody at the age of 65.

Over 10m people in the UK have a hearing loss–this isolates, leads to other conditions and reduces access to care.

A new website is being launched soon but the report is available online at this address https://www.dropbox.com/s/tllhmdelbr6gxn7/Hearing%20Screening%20for%20Life%20report%20FINAL.pdf?m

06 SepCommunications Review

Jim Edwards, Chair of UK Council on Deafness wrote to Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in June, welcoming recent commitment to explore the improvement of broadcast access services for people with sensory loss in the Communications Green Paper.

A reply has been received

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22 JunCommunications Review Update

UKCoD write to Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), welcoming recent commitment to explore the improvement of broadcast access services for people with sensory loss in the Communications Green Paper.

Letter to Ed Vaisey MP