Colin Beattie MSP is backing a charity’s campaign which aims to ensure that Midlothian residents who are Deaf or have hearing loss are not left out of everyday conversations.
During Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May), the MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh is urging constituents to get involved in Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s #DontBeADonut #BeDeafAware conversations on Facebook and Twitter at @hearinglossSCO and on Instagram at @actiononhearinglossscotland.
The MSP, who is the Deputy Convener for the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Deafness, is also encouraging everyone to take on board the charity’s deaf awareness top tips to help include people who are deaf in chats, discussions or meetings:
Colin Beattie MSP said: “I’m delighted to back Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Deaf Awareness Week #DontBeADonut #BeDeafAware campaign calling on everyone in Midlothian North and Musselburgh to follow the charity’s top communication tips which can make a huge difference in helping local people who are Deaf or have hearing loss have better opportunities to participate in everyday chats and discussions.”
For details about how you can get involved in the charity’s Deaf Awareness Week activities, visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/DAW19, call/text: 07388 227407 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org