Charity urges Oban residents to make small changes for big deaf awareness impact
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is urging Oban residents to make small changes to meet the communication needs of people who are deaf or have hearing loss which can have a big impact on their everyday lives.
During Deaf Awareness Week (May 15-21), the charity is highlighting the importance of good communication to ensure people who are deaf or have hearing loss don’t experience exclusion in the workplace, when accessing services, socialising or chatting with family and friends.
Delia Henry, director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, said: ‘Deaf Awareness Week is the ideal time to celebrate the valuable contributions which deaf people and British Sign Language users make to society. And it gives us the opportunity to consider how everyone can take small steps to improve their communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
‘Each person may have their own preferred method of communicating so, by simply asking what the best way is, and following our deaf awareness tips, you can make a huge impact on ensuring deaf family, friends or colleagues can follow and contribute to everyday conversations.’
Malaika Rose, Stewart Campbell and Sallie Tomaszewski.