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  • Sense Arts, Sports & Wellbeing Activities

    Sense Arts, Sports & Wellbeing Activities

    Sense is a national organisation working to support deafblind people, and anyone with complex disabilities.During the Coronavirus outbreak Sense is offering Arts, Sport and Wellbeing activity timetables which you can sign up to and book in advance.

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  • Deaf Awareness Week - 4 - 10th May 2020

    Deaf Awareness Week  -  4 - 10th May 2020

    Deaf Awareness Week aims to promote the positive aspects of deafness, promote social inclusion and raise awareness of the huge range of local organisations that support deaf people and their family and friends.2020’s theme is acquired deafness.To help you to better support deaf people, we have produced some helpful posters to encourage you to raise awareness and play an active role in supporting and including deaf people in whatever you do.

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  • Deaf And Blind People's Anger At Lack Of Access

    Deaf And Blind People's Anger At Lack Of Access

    People from blind and deaf communities say they have been left feeling isolated, scared and at risk due to a lack of access to vital information during the coronavirus crisis. A group of charities have told the Government they’re concerned over the way the particular needs of disabled people are not being taken into consideration in official communications.

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  • Disability Arts Access Scheme for the UK

    Disability Arts Access Scheme for the UK

    The four UK Arts Councils have commissioned a feasibility study to determine whether a UK wide arts access card scheme is wanted, is needed and is financially possible. The feasibility study is seeking additional detailed feedback from disabled and D/deaf people and disability organisations throughout the UK, on key questions which will determine the scope and some operational aspects of the scheme.

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  • BBC Red Button Teletext Saved from Switch Off

    BBC Red Button Teletext Saved from Switch Off

    The BBC Red Button Teletext Service has been saved from switch off after the NFBUK and British Deaf Association handed in a petition to the Director General of the BBC.Disability Sheffield backed the petition along with 174 other organisations from across the UK including Age UK and the National Association of Deafened People (NADP).

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  • Deafblind Awareness Week 2018

    Deafblind Awareness Week takes place 24-30 June 2018, and this year hundreds of people will be raising awareness across England by taking part in Sense Walks in memory of a man called Roger Mulholland, who was deafblind.

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  • Deaf Awareness Week : 14 - 20 May

    To help you to better support Deaf and hearing impaired people, we have produced some helpful posters to encourage you to raise awareness and play an active role in supporting and including the deaf community in whatever you do during and after Deaf Awareness Week.

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  • British Sign Language Week : Mythbusters and Alphabet

    British Sign Language (BSL) week celebrated this month what the British Deaf Association calls the nation’s ‘fourth indigenous language’,raised awareness of the United Kingdom’s Deaf community and provided a platform for Deaf people to proudly promote their language and culture.

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  • 'Not Equal' Deaf Access Workshop

    Healthwatch Sheffield is hosting a workshop with Citizen’s Advice Deaf Advice Team and Disability Sheffield, where commissioners and providers of Health and Social Care can share their responses to the recommendations of our ‘Not Equal’ Report. The workshop will take place on Friday 23 March from 10am to 12noon at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane Sheffield S1 4FW.

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  • Not Equal: The experiences of Deaf people accessing Health and Social Care in Sheffield

    Healthwatch Sheffield, in partnership with Citizens Advice Sheffield and Disability Sheffield has carried out an investigation into the experiences of Deaf people accessing health and social care services in the city.Deaf people’s needs are often disregarded when it comes to provision of health and social care in Sheffield, their new report – entitled Not Equal – has revealed.

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