Who may need deaf awareness?
Everyone! At some time in our life we may come into contact with a deaf or hearing impaired person. It’s important to understand the issues faced and ensure communication is effective to improve access to services etc.
Deaf awareness is being able to:
- Recognise the diversity of deafness: needs and perspectives vary.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills and modify them to meet the individual’s needs.
- Recognise the barriers faced and assist in overcoming these. Everyone is entitled to equal access/opportunity.
- Identify the support and equipment available to you and deaf people.