We’ve made progress! Inductions Loops have been installed in some public places, we’ve provided training to civil servants and persuaded the [GBC] to subtitle online content. At a few locations, a British Sign Language Interpreter is available by videophone and they attend Civic events. Working with [Baby Stepps] we ensured the GHA started Newborn Hearing Screening.
Yet there is much left to be done as Hearing Loss affects all aspects of life. We’re lobbying Government, working with the GHA and empowering the community. By developing Guidelines for each service, we share best practice whilst preparing our Manifesto for when Agnes’ Law (Disability Act 2017) becomes law..
HELP US TO HELP YOU!
In 2018 we held our first Hearing Loss1 survey, supported by the GHA. The hard work of our Volunteers gave us valuable data that informed our recommendations for service improvement. In turn we were able to tell people of services available to them and the support we offer..
Sometimes people find it difficult to make themselves heard, need support to ask for what they need or don’t know how to make a complaint. Most of our members have a Hearing Loss1 and years of collective experience; we’ll be by your side:
Our campaign for a more accessible Gibraltar relies on our knowledge, network and involvement. We highlight issue to departments, recommend best practice and suggest practical solutions.
Regular contact with the Government, the Gibraltar Health Authority and membership of the Advocacy Council for Health Service Users with Additional Needs ensures our message is heard:
ADD YOUR VOICE!
Making your business accessible is not an act of charity but a new market opportunity. Deaf Awareness training, a portable loop and providing an SMS number will increase sales to the estimated 5,000 people in Gibraltar who have a Hearing Loss:
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