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DEAFvibe aims to support people with a hearing and dual sensory loss as well as their families, friends and carers in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
It is DEAFvibe’s belief that all Deaf (BSL), Deaf with Speech, Hard of Hearing, Deafened and Deafblind people should be treated equally and with respect; that access to information & communication is provided without barriers or prejudice; and to promote equal participation and opportunities in life.
Communication whether it be written, verbal or through visual information is a vital need to have a sense of belonging and inclusion in society.
- DEAFvibe's philosophy is “Deafness = Equality & Access = Fairness”
DEAF includes those who are Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind.
VIBE links in with what having a hearing loss means:
- the feeling of sound through vibration;
- picking up on vibes through visual clues;
- the sharing of experiences of knowing what it is like to be deaf.
V.I.B.E. = Visually Inclusive by Everyone