Deaf Forum: BSL Interpreter Awareness May 2017

Anchor Missed our last Week Deaf Forum with 'BSL Interpreter Awareness'?  

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Thanks to all Deaf, Deafblind, Hard-of-Hearing and Hearing people for came to our Deaf Forum and for their permission for our video :)

As part of Deaf Awareness Week, we Deaflink delivered a talk on 'BSL Interpreter Awareness - what is right and what is wrong?'

Below are the BSL Videos of both halves of the Deaf Forum and our presentation.

Sorry no transcript as no speech-to-text reporter was available.

Important videos and look out for an annoucement of our new worker in one of the videos!

BSL Video - 1st Half of Deaf Forum

BSL Video - 2nd Half of Deaf Forum

Deaf Forum presentation

Click here for PDF Presentation

Many thanks to everyone who came! :)

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit

Another Council Services can be found on this link

See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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