Deafness and Hearing Impairment
It is reported that one in seven of the population of the UK has some level of deafness, that adds up to 9,000,000 people with an estimated 35,000 of those being children. Deafness is an invisible disability and often makes coping with deafness more difficult because others are not aware of the problems that the deaf person may face.
This section of Ableize provides a whole host of websites offering information, facts and services surrounding deafness such as charities, deaf sports associations and individual clubs and groups providing a range of services including lipreading classes for the deaf and hard of hearing and British Sign Language (BSL) information and services. This section also includes links to other deaf and hearing impaired resources located throughout the UK. Please click on the title of your choice below to be taken to individual websites for more information.