This month, it’s the UK’s national Deaf Awareness Week from May 2-8, and at cSeeker we’re delighted to be supporting this initiative. In a nutshell, it’s a time for everyone in the Deaf world to make others understand the world they live in.
It’s a great chance to try and get hearing friends to understand what it means to be Deaf, for example, perhaps by teaching them a few words of sign language.
The project is a unique campaign in which many different organisations take part, across the broad spectrum of Deafness and hearing loss. It is sponsored by the UK Council on Deafness.
In 2016, the theme is Common Purpose. And the event is a celebration of all the work that has been done in the sector to create a sense of common purpose, and for different organisations to promote themselves and their work.
There will be events taking place across the country to mark the week, and one in Birmingham is going to be a flash mob in the city’s Cathedral Square between 12pm and 1pm on May 6, along with a second performance between 2pm and 3pm. A group of dancers from Braci will be strutting their stuff and raising Deaf awareness at the same time to the sounds of Jess Glynne’s Real Love.
Do turn up and see them – or join in – if you happen to be in Birmingham on that day.
We’re looking forward to the week massively, and will ourselves be trying to get as much publicity as possible for it.
And we love the common purpose theme because it ties in so well with what we are trying to do – gain equality for Deaf students so they have access to the same educational opportunities as their hearing peers through the quality of their communication support.
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