Deaf awareness week - stay connected

It's Deaf Awareness Week and now, more than ever, it's important for us all to be connected.

With an increasing number of people wearing face masks in public places because of the Coronavirus crisis, deaf people who rely on lipreading are facing increased communication barriers.

Check out our tips on communicating to people with hearing loss or take steps to learn how to fingerspell at home with this fingerspelling chart. 


Fingerspelling is a method of spelling words using hand movements. The fingerspelling alphabet is used in sign language to spell out words, especially when the signer doesn’t know the BSL sign, so is a useful basic tool to have at the ready.


5th May 2020

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