Monthly Archives: September 2017

Competition time!

It’s Lipreading Awareness Week 2017!

It has happened to us all, that moment when we have misheard a word, missed what someone has said, or just completely lipread them wrong. We want to know when has lipreading gone wrong for you? What words have caused confusion?!

Communication professionals, perhaps someone has misheard you, or been mistaken when you have given instruction.

Tweet us your funny stories for a chance to win one free place at our Signs in Context workshop taking place Friday 15th September 2017.

Competition closes 14/09/17 at 18:00 and the winner will be notified on Twitter at 19:00.

Good luck!

By |2017-09-14T09:38:28+00:00September 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Competition time!

DeafATW’s Survey (in BSL and English)

Hi everyone,

Please find below a link to DeafATW’s survey (in BSL and English) to get feedback from Deaf people with ATW who are or will be affected by the cap.

If you are capped, or will be capped in April 2018, please take the survey, and if you know people who are or will be capped, please send them the link.

The survey link:

The survey mainly looks at what their budget is, why they need it to be that, what the impact of the cap is on their work, and what impact it has had on their thoughts about future work / career.

It builds on the work done with the ten Deaf people meeting with the DWP to discuss the cap in June. The results will be used to help DeafATW and the UKCoD Employment group, to campaign on the issue.

If you want to see more about the survey, the ATW cap, or about the meeting with DWP, in BSL and English, then goto:

A reminder, the survey is for people who:
Have an ATW award AND
Are capped already, or will be capped in April 2018 AND
Live in England, Wales or Scotland (not Northern Ireland).
The survey is in BSL and English. People can answer in BSL, just need to contact me [email protected]

The survey closes Friday 22nd September.

Any questions,

please let me know.

Cheers Darren Townsend-Handscomb (RSLI, DeafATW)

By |2017-09-12T09:42:37+00:00September 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on DeafATW’s Survey (in BSL and English)

The funeral of Diana Barimore

Diana Barimore’s funeral will be held at 12:00 midday on Friday 22nd September at Mortlake Crematorium, Richmond, TW9 4EN.

Due to number restrictions, if you wish to attend please contact Lynne Dubin at [email protected]. If communication support is required please contact [email protected].

Please see below for a map and directions from Mortlake Station. There is adequate parking on site if you wish to travel by car.


In lieu of flowers for her funeral, Diana’s family have requested donations to be made in her memory to the National Association of Deafened People and MIND.


By |2017-09-13T14:48:00+00:00September 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on The funeral of Diana Barimore

Tragic News

Dear Friends

With great sadness I am writing to tell you that Di died yesterday evening at 8pm after a great effort to stay connected in the face of huge odds for this past month.

We expect to hear more when her brother Stewart has had time to speak to the consultant and hospital staff.

The beautiful book of messages from you will give comfort to Di’s family.

Thank you for letting her know you were thinking of her and for providing such comfort to all those who loved and respected her.

with many thanks

Lynne and Lesley



By |2017-09-01T09:34:07+00:00September 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Tragic News