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      Read our factsheets on ways of communicating

      People with hearing loss communicate in a variety of ways.

      Our factsheets can provide the information you need about the many different types of communication support available.

      You can also order free factsheets and leaflets from our helpline.

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      Learning British Sign Language

      You’ll find this leaflet helpful if you’re thinking about learning British Sign Language (BSL). We tell you how and where you can learn BSL, and provide some photos of basic signs to get you started!

      Leaflet
      Updated 1 Jan 2017
      Communication

      Using communication support

      You’ll find this leaflet useful if you have hearing loss or are deaf or deafblind and want to find out about the different communication support services that can help. You’ll also find useful information for booking communication support for an employee, client or student.

      Leaflet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Learning to lipread

      You’ll find this leaflet useful if you have hearing loss and want to find out more about learning to lipread and how it can help you. We explain what lipreading classes involve and how they can improve both your ability and confidence to communicate.

      Leaflet
      Updated 1 Jan 2017
      Communication

      Fingerspelling

      Fingerspelling is the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet. It's used to spell out words like names of people and places. Download the fingerspelling alphabet to practice spelling words and phrases with your hands.

      Card
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Working with a lipspeaker

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you want to find out more about booking and working with a lipspeaker – whether you are deaf or have hearing loss, or are an employer or service provider.

      Factsheet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Working with a communication support worker

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you want to know more about how communication support workers can support children and young adults with hearing loss in education.

      Factsheet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Communication support for people who are deafblind

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you need to arrange communication support for someone who has become deafblind

      Factsheet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Careers supporting people who are deaf

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you are interested in a career supporting adults who are deaf or deafblind, or have hearing loss.

      Factsheet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Working with a notetaker

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you are deaf or have hearing loss and want to find out how a notetaker can support you, or if you need to book a notetaker for an employee, student or client.

      Factsheet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Booking a sign language interpreter

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you need to book a sign language interpreter. It explains the role of an interpreter and how to book one, and provides useful tips for working with an interpreter.

      Factsheet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication

      Working with a speech to text reporter

      You’ll find this factsheet useful if you want to find out more about working with a speech-to-text reporter (STTR) – whether you have hearing loss or are looking to book the service for someone else.

      Factsheet
      Updated 31 Aug 2017
      Communication