Deaf Awareness Programme

This year, JCI Cambridge will work on various projects to raise awareness and provide additional support to those with hearing impairment. We are currently working with organisations such as Cambridgeshire Deaf Association to maximise our chances of success.

 


Projects

Deaf Awareness Week

This year, JCI Cambridge is hosting a few events to join the Deaf Council UK during the national Deaf Awareness Week, running from the 15 May 2017 to the 21 May 2017:

  • Interactive Awareness Quiz on Thursday the 18 May 2017 - This is more than your typical Pub Quiz. Expect a few twists and turns throughout the evening.
  • Sign Language/Awareness Course on Saturday the 20 May 2017 - Learn the basics of BSL in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Social media campaigns throughout the week

The Deaf Awareness Week is an amazing opportunity for you or your company to be involved. Don't miss out!

 

Make our seminars and workshops more accessible

In a town like Cambridge, which is rich with talks and seminars in a variety of subjects, offering young adults the opportunity to network or further their knowledge in various areas, how many of those events are accessible to non-hearing people?

JCI Cambridge would like to take on this challenge. Every month, we host seminars on a wide range of soft and technical skills such as understanding investment, speaking with confidence, emotional intelligence, building confidence, social media and marketing, becoming a better leader and many more workshops aimed at giving listeners the ability to take control of their career and personal development. What would be required to make some seminars accessible to those who are deaf? We are investigating various options such as having a British Sign Language Interpreter at our seminars, recording talks to be signed and/or subtitled later, live speech to text technology to provide subtitles during the session and more.

 

Sponsored hike

Helen Williams and Naily Makangu, producers of the Sherlock Holmes Pantomime, will take on Scafell Pike on the 27 May 2017 to raise money for local charities such as Cambridgeshire Deaf Association.

 

Pantomime - Sherlock Holmes

Have you ever wondered what it takes to put on a pantomime from scratch? Well you're in luck.

This year, JCI Cambridge is working on an ambitious project that will benefit not just members but the community. We are putting together an alternative pantomime based on Sherlock Holmes to be held in October 2017. Some of those shows will be British Sign Language Interpreted. 

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What we would like to achieve

  • Provide more opportunities for personal development and networking to those who are hearing impaired.
  • Raise awareness within the community during our Deaf Awareness Week.
  • Raise funds to be able to support our ambitious project of becoming more accessible.
  • Raise money for local charities such as Cambridgeshire Deaf Association.
  • Empower and challenge our members through exciting and ambitious projects. It is only through experience and getting out of your comfort zone that true growth and progress can be achieved. 

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How can you get involved? 

For a small non-profit organisation, many of the goals we set ourselves this year are challenging. However, we are committed to our programme and strongly believe in making a difference. Here are a few ways you could get involved:

  • Would your company or organisation be willing to sponsor us? This could be part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). There are many benefits from being our sponsor which include free advertising and promotion throughout the year, a space in the programme for the pantomime or other printed materials and more. Please email president@jcicambridge.org.uk for more information. 
  • Tune in during the awareness week and interact with us on social media. 
  • Make a donation to our sponsored hike. 
  • Join us at the Awareness Quiz, Sherlock Holmes Pantomime and other networking events. 
  • Do you know any British Sign Language Interpreter who would like to work with us, then please let us know. 

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