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  • Cause to Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

    Cause to Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

    In the UK alone, there are over 10 million people living with some form of hearing loss. . One of the reasons to particularly celebrate Deaf Awareness Week ( 2-8 May ) this year is that British Sign Language has now been declared a language in its own right in England, Scotland and Wales due to new legislation, the BSL Act , which was passed last week and is supported by a package of measures.

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  • Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    Deaf People's PIP Claims Reviewed After Judgement

    The Department for Work and Pensions is reviewing many Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims lodged by D/deaf people since August 2020.The review will take account of an Upper Tribunal judgement which increased the numbers of D/deaf people obtaining the benefit. Applicants do not need to provide any further evidence or attend an assessment and awards will be backdated.

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  • BSL Bill Progress

    BSL Bill Progress

    The British Deaf Association is delighted with the unanimous cross-party support for the British Sign Language Bill on its second reading in the House of Commons on 28 January.The BDA now calls upon Ministers and MPs to do everything in their power to get the British Sign Language Bill to Royal Assent in this parliamentary session and deliver long- overdue recognition, inclusion and equality to the Deaf community in Britain.

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  • Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

    Woman Wins Battle Over BSL At Covid Briefings

    A deaf woman from Yorkshire won a claim against the government after a judge found a lack of sign language at two Covid briefings “served to disempower, to frustrate and to marginalise”.Ms Rowley launched the court action against Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove in relation to the “data briefings” on 21 September and 12 October 2020.

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  • DWP to Improve Services for Deaf Claimants

    DWP to Improve Services for Deaf Claimants

    The Department for Work and Pensions has entered into a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve their provision for deaf claimants who contact them by telephone. The DWP has committed to an action plan to address problems complainants identified. The EHRC will monitor the action plan on a monthly basis to ensure the agreed steps have been completed.

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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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