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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Healthcare for Deaf People - Your Experiences

As a sign language interpreting agency we've heard all the horror stories about healthcare for deaf people.

Communication is sometimes completely inadequate and in these instances deaf people are humiliated and spoken to as if they are stupid. Leading health charity for deaf people SignHealth want to help change things and have set up a forum for people to discuss their experiences and a survey to try and measure how bad things can be.

We're right behind their efforts so head over to their blog and have a read of the awful treatment deaf people in the UK have gone through.

The survey they've devised is well worth getting involved in if you want to help change the way deaf people are treated in hospitals and GP surgeries. Click here to take it.

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