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Improve your research with input from Deaf BSL users

British Sign Language (BSL) is the preferred language for over 87,000 Deaf people in the UK.

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Hearing Health Now

An insight into people's different experiences

Accessible health research

Health research affects everyone. There are many ways that people can get involved in health research. Speaking to researchers, taking part in surveys or attending community events can break down the barriers between researchers and the public. But many of these activities are not accessible, or suitable, for people who don’t have English as a first language, such as Deaf BSL users, this is why the DEEG was established.

The DEEG provides insights into how people who don’t have English as a first language experience health services. The unique perspectives of the Group’s members are now helping researchers to shape and challenge their ideas, to make sure health research is inclusive for the wider population.

Find out more about the background to setting up the Group in this blog by Celia Hulme a Manchester BRC Doctoral student and Deaf BSL user and Olivia Joseph, a former member of the Vocal team.

If you’d like to consult with the DEEG, please get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button below.