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May 7, 2003

Breaking down the barriers of silence

From: News Shopper, UK - May 7, 2003

THE isolation many deaf people face will be explored during a series of special events.

Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) will see road shows going out across the borough in a bid to make hearing people aware of their needs.

An exhibition and information stand will be at Queen Elizabeth Hospital today, Asda, in Charlton, tomorrow and the Forum@Greenwich, in Trafalgar Road, on Saturday.

Greenwich Council's Robin Ash, who is profoundly deaf and works with deaf people spoke through an interpreter to say: "Isolation can be a major problem for deaf and hard of hearing people. This is why we want hearing people to help us break down the barriers."

For more information call Jessica Wilde on 020 7790 7453, videophone 020 7790 7453 or email

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