Annual report 2020

Communication For All has been our major campaign in 2019/20. Our focus has been on making communication and language inclusive and accessible to everyone through our activities.

To spread the word and create support for this message, we’ve developed partnerships with The ALLIANCE, See Me, Disability Equality Scotland, and RCSLT. This has led to improved engagement with relevant stakeholders and more people understanding and becoming aware of the four pillars of deafness approach.

These partnerships led to us launching two campaigns:
BSL For All
Connect Us Too

The planned 2020 National Conference theme was Right Design for Communication. With 312 people due to attend, the event would have seen an increase in both participation and sponsorship on 2019. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown, the planned event was cancelled.

The team have worked hard during the pandemic to support our members, focusing on providing up-to-date research and information to keep Scotland’s deaf people safe. Throughout 2020/21 we are delivering a range of online events to keep members informed and engaged.

We are continuing the Communication For All campaign following the plan laid out in our 2019 strategic review. The next steps for the campaign are to consider how we can develop it into more longer-term ‘sensory’ partnerships at a strategic level in order to tackle Inclusive Communication in Scotland.