Jemma’s story: ‘My journey into employment’



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“After reaching out to Deaf Action’s Employability service, I met with Carole who invited me in for an appointment. We discussed my CV and she helped me look for vacancies online. Carole suggested we met with a recruiter, who could help me on my job search. During my first appointment with Carole, we saw the newly refurbished Blackwood Bar. While …

Edinburgh Deaf Festival 2023 dates announced



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Following the success of the inaugural Edinburgh Deaf Festival, we are delighted to announce it will be back next year, taking place from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 August 2023.  Organised by Deaf Action, this year’s festival was a celebration of deaf culture, language and identity. With over 100 performances including comedy, theatre, cabaret, and heritage tours, the festival put …

Interpreter support drop-in sessions during Edinburgh Deaf Festival



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Interpreter support drop-in sessions during Edinburgh Deaf Festival We are pleased to announce there will be daily interpreter drop-in sessions available to all interpreters working throughout Edinburgh Deaf Festival. Marion Fletcher and/or Tessa Slaughter will be available from 12 to 1pm everyday (12th – 19th August) to offer support, debrief or mentoring for any interpreters working at the festival. These ...