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Deaf friendly face masks for all!


Clear Masks

The increasingly widespread use of face masks during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is presenting significant challenges for deaf and hard of hearing people who rely on non-verbal cues, facial expressions and lip reading to communicate. With the government making recommendations that face masks and face coverings are worn as lock-down is relaxed, it is worried that deaf people will struggle …

Help Deaf Action win £1,000



Nominate Deaf Action and help us win £1,000 from Movement for Good award to go towards deaf friendly face masks! The increasingly widespread use of face masks during the (Coronavirus COVID-19) is presenting significant challenges for deaf people who rely on non-verbal cues, facial expressions and lip reading to communicate. Philip Gerrard CEO at Deaf Action says: ‘Deaf Action is …

Website Survey



We want your feedback! Here at Deaf Action we are doing a review of our current website and would love to get your thoughts! The survey should only take approx. 5 minutes and can be found here  

Make a donation this Giving Tuesday



Donate to Deaf Action

What is Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that this year is taking place on 5th May 2020. It’s a chance to come together and help make a difference to charity. By donating to Deaf Action, no matter what size will help make a difference for deaf people around Scotland! £5.00 can go towards a …

Employability Service to discontinue



Impact Report 2018/19

After a very successful four years, it is with great regret that we announce Deaf Action’s Employability Service will end on the 30th June 2020 after the funding comes to an end.  Deaf* people who require urgent Employability support please contact Deaf Action’s Social Work duty service on a Thursday from 10:00 – 12:00 to discuss options, signposting & referrals. …

Join the 2.6 challenge !



Join the nation and take part in any activity you like to raise money for Deaf Action!    We would normally be getting ready to cheer on our London Marathon runners right about now. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic means that so many events raising such important funds for Deaf Action, have been postponed.  But by taking on the 2.6 Challenge, you can still make …

Make Microsoft Teams work for your deaf staff!


Deaf Action migrated to Office365 about a year ago, and since December 2019 almost all our work is now fully ‘in the cloud’. This has proven to be a life saver during the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Not only were we able to start working from home overnight, but we can easily stay in touch with our deaf and hearing …

Need hearing aid batteries during lockdown?



Edinburgh & Lothian’s 1. Please call/email Audiology in the first instance on:  0131 536 1637 – open 10am to 1pm and 2 to 4pm Monday to Friday 2. If you can not get hold of them and need them urgently, please contact Deaf Action Phone: 0131 556 3128 Email: Text/WhatsApp video call: 07775 620 757   Dundee & …

Deaf Festival Postponed



It is with great disappointment that we announce that the Deaf Festival 2020 will not go ahead as planned this August. The Edinburgh Fringe announced yesterday that they have come to the difficult conclusion that the festival will be cancelled due to the present circumstances.  Whilst this is not the news we would be hoping for, our thoughts are with all the front-line staff …