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
Virtual Assistant Factsheets
We have published four factsheets with information on how to work virtual assistants - Amazon Echo and Alexa: https://deafscotland.org/reslience-and-safety/
Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 "asks"
We have sent our "asks" for next year's Scottish Election to all the main political parties and also to MSPs so that they are aware of what we are asking their political parties to sign up to. To read the paper, go to https://deafscotland.org/deafscotland-publications/
Second deafscotland COVID-19 Survey - "Road to Recovery"
We have published our second survey so that people affected by deafness can give us their views on the Scottish Government's "Road to Recovery". The report will be available soon.
The following blogs were submitted to other organisations for publication in their bulletins and magazines:
SCVO Blog on 1 May "We must invest in communication for all" at http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/blogs/we-must-invest-in-communication-for-all
SCVO Blog on 1 June "Head, hands, voice and ears" at http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/blogs/head-hands-voice-and-ears
Scottish Legal News on 12 August 2020 "Time to invest in inclusive communication" at https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/janis-mcdonald-time-to-invest-in-inclusive-communication
We have produced a number of tools and factsheets to help on the "Road to Recovery"
Go to the Covid-19 - the Communication Virus page: https://deafscotland.org/covid-19-the-communication-virus/
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