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Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association (DEWA) research in collaboration with the NDCS and DCAL

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See below an request from the Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association (DEWA)


Dear Teachers of the Deaf, 

The Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association (DEWA) is conducting research in collaboration with the NDCS and DCAL.  

This is US: D.E.A.F. | Mysite (dewa.org.uk)  is exploring the experiences of ethnic minority deaf children and their families in the UK.  

We are particularly interested in understanding people’s experiences of accessing health, education, and support services when English is not their first language.   

We would appreciate your support in recruiting participants for this valuable research. 

If you know families who meet our research criteria, please inform them of the project, https://www.dewa.org.uk/this-is-us or pass on our email address. 

To participate, candidates must be parents or guardians from an ethnic minority background with a deaf child/ren aged 0-12.  

Interpreters will be sought for families who require them.  

All information is readily available in English and BSL, and a BSL clip about the project is below.  

A gift voucher is offered to families that take part as a Thank you.  

If you would like more information or to arrange a meeting to discuss the project, please let us know.  

The deadline to join the project is December 2024 – but it is helpful if candidates contact us sooner, ideally this academic term.

Kind regards,  

Dawn Sommerlad – Project Worker, QToD ([email protected]), and Yen Lieu – Research Officer ([email protected])