Webinar

Supporting deaf colleagues in the workplace

Exploring the challenges facing staff who are deaf and those with hearing loss and tinnitus, and how you can support them in the workplace.

General information

Time
10 May 2022 11:30 - 13:00 GMT
Audience
Open to all

Speakers

As part of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2022 and our work to improve experiences for disabled staff in the workplace (supporting the Workforce Disability Equality Standard), we hosted a webinar in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement. The webinar's aims were to:

  • raise awareness of the lived experiences and challenges facing deaf staff and those with hearing loss or tinnitus working within the health and social care sector
  • share evidence-based research, tips and good practice examples of how to support deaf staff, and those with hearing loss and tinnitus, including patients.

The webinar was open to all, in particular:  

  • HR professionals
  • deaf staff 
  • disabled staff 
  • staff network chairs
  • equality, diversity and inclusion leads.

Watch the webinar and access the slides

Download the webinar slides and watch the webinar recording below which includes a British Sign Language interpreter. To access the captions please click the toolbar at the bottom and select 'subtitles/closed captions' to activate. 

Further information

Read these blogs by Dr Fatin Izagaren and Dr Helen Grote featured in the BMJ Covid-19: The communication needs of D/deaf healthcare workers and patients are being forgotten and Covid-19: The communication needs of D/deaf healthcare workers and patients are being forgotten

In addition, Carol McIndoe shares tips for making NHS environments more accessible for both deaf, disabled staff and patients.