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25.09.2020 | By Teresa Quail

10,000 More Voices and partners – Reference resource to guide staff

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This week is International Week of the Deaf (23rd Sept-29th Sept 2020)

10,000 More Voices, in partnership with the British Deaf Association, Action on Hearing Loss, National Deaf Children’s Society and the Health & Social Care trusts have developed a quick reference resource to guide staff when communicating with a Deaf person or with someone who is hard of hearing. Posters and reference cards will be distributed across all trusts to support staff to be aware of the importance of effective communication when engaging with patients, clients, relatives & carers. You can download the resource from the links below

See It My Way A3 Poster

See It My Way A5 Card

You can also learn some useful sign for words commonly used in the health & social care setting to support a person where sign language is their first language

British Sign Language

Irish Sign Language”

For futher information visit https://10000morevoices.hscni.net/see-it-my-way/