August 10, 2016

Will Sidebottom has been volunteering with us for just over a year now and in an interview he tells us about his experience.

You volunteer so clearly think it is worthwhile, why?

I volunteer for Deafax for a few reasons, one being that I get to spend my Wednesday’s in the company of really lovely people; two, that I know that the work I put in is helping to enrich Deaf people’s lives even more, especially so for those who are often missing out - for example,...

March 30, 2016

This month we had an interview with Chloe, aged 14, who came into our office to do some work experience for a day. 

 

Why did you choose Deafax for your work experience?

 

"I chose Deafax over other places as I thought it would be more interesting and different to the other jobs available."

 

Had you had any experience of Deafness before coming here?

 

"No, none at all."

 

What is the biggest thing you’ve learnt about Deafness?

 

"I have been working on Excel today and...

October 28, 2015

 

This is the first of a 2-part story based on an interview with Sally who is profoundly deaf; how she found out about sex as a naive schoolgirl and, in part two, what impact that had on her own parenting.

 

Sally was born into a hearing family with ’very narrow’ views.  They didn’t talk much and certainly not about sex or relationships.  Sex education at school consisted of a film with no subtitles, and nothing at all about the physical changes to expect.  Th...

June 2, 2015

At the risk of coming across like a hairdresser, we were wondering what your holiday plans are?

 

Jetting off to sunnier climes, trekking on an exotic family adventure, or just camping or glamping more locally?  Whatever you’ve decided, Deafax would like to know how easy or otherwise the holiday experience is for people with different communication needs.

 

Helping you choose:

 

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