See It My Way

– a resource for staff to support someone who is Deaf or hard of hearing


To celebrate International Week of the Deaf (23rd Sept-29th Sept 2020) 10,000 More Voices, in partnership with the British Deaf Association, Action on Hearing Loss, National Deaf Children’s Society and the Health & Social Care trusts have developed a quick reference resource to guide staff when communicating with a Deaf person or with someone who is hard of hearing. Posters and reference cards will be distributed across all trusts to support staff to be aware of the importance of effective communication when engaging with patients, clients, relatives & carers. You can download the resource from the links below

See It My Way A3 Poster 

See It My Way A5 Card

You can also learn some useful sign for words commonly used in the health & social care setting to support a person where sign language is their first language

British Sign Language

Irish Sign Language


Important Links

More information is also available through the following links


Interpreter Now: Temporary remote sign language interpreting service that is currently in place to enable Deaf people’s access to Health and Social Care services


Making Communication Accessible for All: A Guide for Health and Social Care Staff is available at:


British Deaf Association


Action on Hearing Loss


National Deaf Children’s Society