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Deafblind Awareness Week

27 June – 3 July 2021

Deafblindness is far more common than many people realise… around 400,000 people are affected by sight and hearing loss in the UK. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium nearly five times!

It affects everyone differently, some might need to adjust the settings on their TV or turn up the volume on the phone, and others might need assistance dogs, canes and more formal care.

But for anyone affected, everyday activities can be difficult and time consuming. Imagine trying to book a doctor’s appointment, meet a friend for coffee, or even make dinner if you can’t see or hear very well.

Watch Molly, John and Jack talk about how deafblindness effects them, showing everyone experiences deafblindness in different ways.

If you or someone you know has sensory loss there is information and support available:
Rotherham Sight and Sound
Doncaster Sensory Team