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Two years on: The impact of the pandemic on deaf children in the developing world

Online webinar

Date: 17 May 2022

Time: 11am UK/GMT

Please note, registration is now closed.

A recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube page.

For more than two years, pandemic restrictions have globally kept children out of school and away from vital face-to-face community programmes. This has had an enormous impact on all children, but for deaf children in low-income communities, the impact has been even greater. Without access to the specialist language support and development they need, deaf children have suffered academically, socially and emotionally.

We will lead a discussion on: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on deaf children in the developing world. Presenters from Zimbabwe, Uganda and India will outline how restrictions affected deaf children in their countries, with examples of what organisations on the ground did to help children and their families. Together we will look at the needs of deaf children at different ages and stages of life, and what we urgently must do now to ensure they don’t suffer further losses.

Who is this aimed at: Professionals working in international development who work with deaf and disabled children, programme managers, policy specialists and academics.

Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions of our speakers as well as spend time sharing and learning from each other.

All our webinars will have a palantypist (English) and international sign interpreters. 

We’re unable to provide alternative sign language interpreters. However, please let us know if you have further communication requirements and we’ll be in contact to discuss possible options.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email [email protected].

Registration is now closed