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Being deaf-friendly

Photo: Being deaf friendly is about making communications accessible for deaf people

Every deaf child or young person is different. Levels of hearing loss, communication methods and use of hearing technology can vary widely. It’s important to remember this and find out what everyone’s individual needs are so you can make sure everyone is included in whatever you are doing together.

Whether you’re a parent, relative or you work with deaf children and young people, there’s lots of simple things you can do to be more deaf-friendly – and we've got tips and resources to help you.

There are lots of ways to chat… probably more than you think, watch this video to see how!

Deaf awareness: There are lots of ways to chat

Simple ways to communicate with each other everyday, whether you're deaf or hearing!