Supporting Deaf Awareness Week 2022

Deaf Awareness Week 2022 (2-8 May), aims to raise awareness and challenges of deafness and hearing loss faced by 1 in 6 people in the UK. 

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF), and its membership body, the Society for Education and Training (SET), offers a range of resources to support you and help break down the barriers that people who are deaf, or have hearing loss, face in education. 

If you haven’t already, please sign up to receive Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) updates from us by subscribing to our newsletter, ticking the SEND box. 

You may also be interested to look at the following list of resources, signposting to a range of resources and CPD training to help you embed skills into the support you provide. 

  1. Stepping Up – quality standards for young deaf learners in further education
  2. Take 15 minutes to watch our taster webinar video on understanding hearing loss 
  3. Download our Hearing Impairment Resource Guide
  4. Making webinars accessible for deaf learners webinar 
  5. Short phrases using British Sign Language (BSL) from Centre for Excellence in SEND City College Norwich (CCN) 

The theme for this year’s Deaf Awareness Week is ‘Deaf Inclusion’ and you’re encouraged to share your stories using #MyDeafStory to celebrate deafness. Colleagues from across the ETF took this opportunity to learn some British Sign Language (BSL) and recorded this video to celebrate the week:  

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