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Access, Communication and planning to be Disability Friendly

Today I say this: You know what – this has brought back memories, and just seen on the BBC news that Capita and ATOS estimate they are going to overspend by 200 million pounds the cost to the taxpayer of … Continue reading

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Being totally deaf on a Sunday – what’s the big deal?

Often get asked this, but how do you explain something you’ve grown up with and been living with since you became totally deaf at 4 1/2 years old? I started a book many years ago – never got it finished, … Continue reading

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Communication support for deaf people in the UK

There are 4 – almost 5 types of communication support: BSL/ English Interpreters – both Professional and recipient have to know BSL – including it’s grammar – at Level 5 or more. ASLI is the professional organisation STTR – both professional … Continue reading

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Impact of communication in families

Ramblings of an old deafie – or a deafie that rediscovered herself…. or a hearie that became deaf…. it’s not that bad. I’ve lived a life that’s full…. I lived a life in confusion – until now. Perhaps I should have … Continue reading

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A deaf person’s dream – courtesy of ABBA

I have a dream, a word to read To help me access everything Can you see the wonder of a lipreader’s tale We can hold our future even if we fail I believe in subtitles Something good in everything I see I believe in … Continue reading

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Hardest Hit speech given in Manchester on 22nd Oct 2011

Originally posted on deafcomm:
The Hardest Hit campaign is a petition and protest to the Government to protect the benefits of disabled people across the UK. The campaign has the following key messages: Disabled people, those with long-term conditions and…

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Hearing Dogs and The hunt for the Preston Puma

Hello blog, today I’m having a bit of fun, learning how to upload videos and pictures, and talking about our Hearing dog, Oscar 🙂   My husband, David is profoundly deaf like me. He wears a cochlear implant (CI) now, … Continue reading

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Why Deaf awareness?

Originally posted on deafcomm:
Writing a page on Facebook was my first attempt to share deaf awareness with the world.  It was clear, Facebook wasn’t enough, so here we are with our first blog. “What is Deaf awareness?” or more…

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Deaf awareness continues… September events

We are planning another two events in Birkenhead and Preston on the first week of September. You can contact me with any queries or to book your place on suzie.jones@deafcomm.co.uk A full day session from 9.30 to 4pm, with refreshments … Continue reading

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Communication skills and tactics for deaf and deafblind people.

Been a while since I blogged, thought I’d better do an update. Suzie and David are both deaf. We work as a team, together with our hearing dog, all around the UK, delivering both deaf awareness and communication skills training … Continue reading

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