Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Deaf Awareness Week in the UK

...started yesterday (7th May) and ends on 13th May.

I wrote briefly on hearing dogs and I still have a lot to learn about them! Here is another brief article about them and the role they play in the Deaf community.


"James Cheung from Derbyshire is part of a pioneering project placing hearing dogs with deaf children. His is one of only 12 placements of its kind in the country.

Now James and his hearing dog Kurt have become the poster couple promoting the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

It takes around £45,000 to train and place a hearing dog. Kurt helps James in all aspects of his life, including getting ready and walking to school.

James and Kurt have already been on show at Crufts in Birmingham, and have also met the Prime Minister who helped celebrate the charity's anniversary."

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