deafscotland has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, a virtual museum which will be accessed through this website. Stewart Campbell, deafscotland's Project Officer, is the lead for this project which will will use volunteers from across Scotland to gather exhibits, working with deafscotland members to see what they have in their archives that can be shared. The museum project will be bilingual in British Sign Language and English.
The Virtual Museum has three aims
1. To provide meaningful, useful information across culture, heritage and health/well-being in a fully accessible way. The aim is to have a minimum of 90 exhibits in the first year. One for each birthday year.
2. Provide confidence and capacity building for a target number of 90 deaf people, across the four pillars of deafness, through volunteering activities. Again celebrating the birthday achievement and involving others.
3. Provide a link to digital/technology development and pathways to more mainstream volunteering opportunities in culture, heritage and health settings.