Deaf Direct Newsletter 10.07.2015 – Top 10 Misconceptions About Deafness in the UK
|The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has revealed a Top 10 list of some of the worst beliefs about deafness that exist in the UK today. |
The shocking list of assumptions have been released by the charity to mark the launch of its brand new NDCS Roadshow bus, which aims to drive deaf awareness in schools and bust out of date myths about deafness that lurk in the nation’s classrooms and communities.The lack of awareness displayed has been branded ‘worrying’ by NDCS, which works to improve the lives of deaf children and their families.
It is hoped the workshops and resources delivered by the new NDCS Roadshow Bus will tackle the social isolation and stigma that deaf children can experience that can stem from a lack of awareness among peers and wider society.