It’s Deaf Awareness Week this week and many of our learners are researching ways in which they can raise awareness while staying at home.

Deaf Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.

The theme for 2020 is acquired deafness. The week also focuses on showing the support, information and technology that is available to help people with deafness and hearing loss.

The learners working with the Youth Education and Skills team have been putting together information sheets and learning how to sign their names.  One learner, Erin Aitchison, kindly submitted this picture:

For more information on Deaf Awareness Week, please visit the Action on Hearing Loss and the UK Council on Deafness websites