WHO World Hearing Day – “Hearing Care For All – Screen, Rehabilitate and Communicate”

Yesterday was the WHO World Hearing Day – 03/03/2021. We sent a briefing to all the MSPs to tell them about the day and to ask them to consider how they would apply the Principles of Inclusive Communication to the…

Covid- 19 Communication Toolkit from NHS 24 Engagement Team

Our communication toolkit includes suggested text for your bulletins and social media posts. It also tells you more about our: alternative formats (translations, audio versions and Easy Read); and tools (chatbot, voicebot , app and webchat). We have translated some…

All Our Rights In Law: Report on the conversations held with people across the four pillars of deafness

The Scottish Government’s National Taskforce on Human Rights Civil Society Reference Group is looking at the development of a new human rights law for Scotland that is informed by the views and experiences of rights-holders, particularly those whose rights are…

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY FOR THOSE WITH HEARING LOSS AND DEMENTIA

deafscotland is pleased to announce we have received funding from Foundation Scotland to produce a toolkit to help people with hearing loss and dementia  use Virtual Assistant technology. We are looking for volunteers to join our Working Group and be…

SELF-MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

Paid for by a grant from The ALLIANCE’s Self-Management Fund deafscotland, working in partnership with Deaf Links, has produced information films for deaf people about Self-Management and what it means. The report Safety First…Keeping people safe with Communication for All which contains the baseline survey results…

HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEFINGS

deafscotland has produced a number of Human Rights briefings. deafscotland made a Submission to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights: Inquiry on the ‘UK Government’s COVID-19 Response’. WORD  PDF deafscotland wrote a letter to the Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee asking if the…

Giving evidence at the Scottish Affairs Committee

Our Chief Officer, Janis McDonald, gave evidence on Wednesday 4 November at the UK Parliament Scottish Affairs Committee. To watch the video, go to 14:01:58 minutes into the recording (the video is only available with audio): https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/16858b78-bd6d-4030-9765-0d222e6d042d