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It's Deaf Awareness Week 2018...Here we go again!!

Updated: Jan 22

Deaf Awareness Week 2018

Woop woop! It's DAW 2018 and we are proud sponsors!

Although we work hard 365 days a year to raise awareness for both Deafness and hearing loss, during this week we roll up our sleeves and put all our energy into raising this awareness and ensure as many people as possible join this celebration promoted by the UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD).


  • Deafness is the third most common disability in the world! 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss (about 10 million people) and around 100,000 people use sign language as their first language.

  • 9 in every ten deaf children are born to hearing parents, but only 1 in 10 of those parents will learn sign language to be able to communicate fully with their son or daughter.

For deaf people with limited hearing or lip-reading skills, speaking clearly will help them.

As Deaf Awareness Week starts today we want to promote our work with deaf people and share some tips to help you to communicate with a deaf person effectively. You may think that most of these things are obvious, but in conversation we do these all the time and without thinking about it!!

Don't worry, these tips won't be tedious and tiring to learn... Be prepared to laugh… :D


UK Council on Deafness offers a calendar of Events for Deaf Awareness Week 2018, and also a new range of posters to download and add details of your event(s) for the week of DAW2018.



We also have our own poster with basic deaf awareness information that you can download and send by email or print it and pin it in a visible place (find out about this poster here)

Do's and dont's of good communication with a deaf person


Free Deaf Awareness Booklet

Download a FREE Deaf Awareness Booklet. Improve the communication skills within your workplace to ensure you meet the needs of people with hearing loss.

Get it now here.

Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Umbrella puts together bespoke & specific training packages for each recipient. Each training session is very interactive, ensuring that at the end of the training session course delegates will be confident and professional in their future interaction with Deaf people and have an understanding of:

  • The physical environment

  • Technical equipment

  • Deaf culture and community

  • Interacting with a deaf person

  • Basic British Sign Language (BSL syntax & grammar)

  • Gesture & Expression


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