Deaf Awareness Week May 14 – 20 May


Deaf Awareness Week is an annual event promoted by the UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD) to provide Charities and interested organisations with the under the umbrella of UKCoD to join forces to raise awareness and challenges of

Deafness and hearing loss faced by 1 in 6 people in the UK.

Together, the aim is to continue to:

  • raise awareness
  • improve access to education, health, social care and employment
  • ensure people have the accessible information they need;
  • advocate and inform Government and the public at large about Deafness and hearing loss;
  • provide Secretariat support to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness;
  • raise awareness about the importance of embracing and recognising language and culture, preventing hearing loss
  • improve the quality of services for people who are Deaf or have a hearing loss

In amongst all this, we continue to raise the profile and importance of equality, accessibility and recognition through supporting sub groups in Deaf Access in Communications (DAC), Employment (Access to Work), British Sign Language (BSL Inquiry) and the Deaflympics.

CWU General Secretary Dave Ward said “The CWU is committed to supporting the needs of our deaf members at all times. In recent years we have taken significant steps to ensure our communications and events are accessible for deaf members. Going forward we will work alongside our Disability Advisory Committee to continue and improve what we are doing.”

More information of Deaf Awareness Week can be found via the link below and members are encouraged to raise the profile of this week on social media.

DAW Case study poster version 2