BSL

How many deaf people are there in the UK?
9 million
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How many Deaf BSL users are there in the UK?
50,000
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How many deafblind people are there in the UK?
24,000
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Name 8 different communication methods
Lipreading, Sign language, SE, Makaton, Deafblind Manual, Braille, Cued Speech, Paget Gormon
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What environmental factors may effect communication?
Lighting, background, visual or vibrational distractions, personal attire, tinnitus
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What might influence a deaf persons choice of language?
Age onset of hearing/sight loss, level/degree of deafness, types of deafness, educational placement
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Name some characteristics of the Deaf world
Likely to be born deaf, profound/severe hearing loss, may not see deafness as a disability, takes pride in their language, may have attended a specialist school, may have other deaf people in the family, English is usually a second language
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Name some characteristics of the Hearing world
Usually has moderate or mild hearing loss, may have become deaf with age, likely to have acquired spoken language first, likely to attend mainstream school, usually have hearing friends, sees deafness as a medical condition
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Name some characteristics of Deafblind world
Identify with either Deaf or Hearing world, dual sensory loss dealt with in own way, communication variation
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What kinds of technology have helped Deaf people?
Canes (DB), assistance dogs, Textphones, tonecallers, mobiles, Typetalk, webcams, hearing aids, cochlear implants, loop systems, email
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What is a LSP?
Language service professional is a BSL/English interpreter, lipspeaker, speech to text reporter, Deafblind Manual interpreter, Cued speech transliterator, notetaker
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Organistions for Deaf people?
British Deaf Association (BDA), Hearing Concern, National Deaf Children Society, Sense, Deafblind UK, National Association for Deafened Peole
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How many Deaf BSL users are there in the UK?

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50,000

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How many deafblind people are there in the UK?

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Name 8 different communication methods

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What environmental factors may effect communication?

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