We are working with Derby Deaf Forum, British Deaf Association and CamTad - Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness - on the Commitment we signed up to in September 2013 to provide equality for Deaf and hearing impaired people. We are busy looking at ways of making our services more accessible with the help of our Deaf and hearing impaired community.
What makes Derby’s commitment unique is that it covers equality for both Deaf people and hearing impaired people because that is what our Disabled People’s Diversity Forum felt it should be.
The commitment sets out six key pledges to improve access and the rights of Deaf and hearing impaired people…
We have a Commitment Working Group, made up of Deaf and hearing impaired people and key officers who have produced an action plan to put make the commitment pledges happen and we also meet quarterly with Deaf people in the community – Deaf People’s Forum - for them to let us know their views on our services. The Forum is jointly chaired by Councillor Paul Pegg, our Champion of Disabled People and Alison Hicking of Derby Deaf Forum.