The consultation around the new hearing and deafness protocol for meetings and events closed on 15 April. Thank you to everyone who contributed thoughts, comments and suggestions.
Feedback was very positive and repeatedly emphasised the value and importance of having a clear set of guidelines for making meetings and events more accessible to people with hearing loss.
Ideas for Ears is now reviewing all the feedback and will use it to strengthen and improve the protocol and accompanying guidance. The entire exercise has been led by people with hearing loss, has been shaped and guided by other people with hearing loss and aims to bring about positive and meaningful change for people with hearing loss.
The protocol will be published in the summer 2018. Notification of when it is available will be shared through our email update. If you haven’t signed up yet to receive our email update, you can do so here.