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What, are you deaf or something? Part 5

Can you highlight adjustments that may need to be made to a workplace to help staff with any disability that may come in? No one disability affects a person the same way as another. The best thing to do would be to get a workplace assessment carried out. At the moment B+M are in talks […]

What, are you deaf or something?! Part 4

What is Deaf Awareness? You may have heard the terms “Deaf culture” and “Hearing culture”. Deaf culture is all about expressive communication: direct eye contact, body language, and direct communication – especially where sign language is being used. Hearing culture is rather the opposite of that. Facial expressions without thinking, uncomfortable with direct communication, and […]

What, are you deaf or something?! Part 3

I am delighted that my blog series is being so well received. If you need to catch up, you’ll find post 1 here and last weeks’ post here. As always, please share. In order to get more people talking about deaf awareness, we need to get the word out there.  So, welcome back! This week I’ll be writing […]

What, are you deaf or something? Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of Dhana’s blog series. Dhana McIver, our Disability Officer at Balfour+Manson, is working hard to raise awareness of the barriers that deaf people face in the working world and to help guide colleagues and employers on what they can do to support both deaf employees and the wider deaf community.  […]

What, are you deaf or something?!

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs by Dhana McIver, our Disability Officer at Balfour+Manson. Dhana is working hard to raise awareness of the barriers that deaf people face in the working world and to help guide colleagues and employers on what they can do to support both deaf employees and the wider […]