Spurred on by research which tells us that poor access to primary care means that deaf people have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, the Signly team has been very focused these past few weeks on the Health sector. We think that Signly can have an impact, and perhaps even a significant impact on addressing this problem, by converting essential information into BSL.
At conferences, exhibitions and other networking events and meetings, we’ve been talking with health organisations at national, regional and local level, ranging from Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Scotland, to our own doctor’s surgeries about how Signly can improve communication between the health sector and patients. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be having meetings with some of the pharmaceutical companies who produce not only the medicines, but also a lot of the information on posters, leaflets and websites – all to see if we can get this material put into BSL using Signly.
If you have any ideas about how we can get the message across that “more accessible information leads to a healthier life”, or know of individuals and organisations we could work with, do please get in touch.