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How to be deaf-friendly

Photo: Work towards inclusive communication with deaf children

Here you’ll find a variety of information and resources to make communicating with deaf children easier and help you become more deaf-friendly in different environments. There are also resources to share with professionals who work with deaf children.

Communicating with deaf children

Tips and advice to help you communicate with deaf children.

Make family life deaf-friendly

Use these tips to make sure parties and family gatherings are deaf-friendly and everyone is included.

Making your child’s medical appointments deaf-friendly

Our My life, My health information and resources contain lots of practical advice to help you support your deaf teenager’s visits to the doctor.

Watch our video of Dan, who's 17 and deaf, when he realises that he can get communication support for his medical appointments – and won't need to go with his mum!

Resources to share with professionals

Share our information and resources with professionals working with your child to help them be deaf-friendly and give your child the support they need.