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Connect and communicate for Deaf Awareness Week

Did you know 1 in 6 people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing? To mark Deaf Awareness Week, we've got some tips to communicating with people with hearing loss.

Corporate news and events | Sensory needs

Changes to the Sensory Needs Service

Read about important changes to the Sensory Needs Team, taking effect from August 1, 2014.

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Deaf Awareness Week 2013

Deaf Awareness Week (May 6 - 12) is managed by the UK Council on Deafness, (UKCoD).  It aims to assist organisations to maximise the positive impact they have for deaf peopleDeaf Services Team.

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Our Sensory Needs Team launch another new service!

This month saw the launch of a new Communicator Guide Service by Optalis’ Sensory Needs Team. Read more...

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New service launched by Visual Impairment Team!

This month saw the launch of a new Braille Printing Service* by Optalis’ Visual Impairment (VI) Team. Read more...

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Our Visual Impairment Team offer free advice this month

As part of National Eye Health Week, a member of the Optalis Visual Impairment Team (which provides the rehabilitation service for residents of Wokingham, Reading, Bracknell, Windsor and Maidenhead diagnosed with a serious eye condition), will be at venues across the borough offering information and advice.