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Organization: Voice for deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

Region: Canada

Title: Deaf awareness

Description:

We had a one-day deaf awareness event at the University of Toronto Schools for the students and the staff.

– Dr Guita Movallali had a presentation

-Three stations focused on raising awareness for World Hearing Day

1. Non-musical chairs (demonstrates the endless possibilities of adapting activities to be inclusive and include those who are deaf)

2. Empathy activity (One of the deaf teens helped to run this station – involved simulating conversation with someone who is hard of hearing and figuring out the message they are trying to convey)

3. Activity based on relying on other senses (students closed their eyes and had to guess conversations – demonstrated the power of using other senses)

– Around 100-150 students attended and enjoyed free popcorn and donuts

– Promotional posters posted around the school and sent emails to students and staff
we had the WHO posters printed and posted around the walls

Live Event: No

Hearing Screening: Yes

Social Media: No

Authorities or policymakers: No

Influencers or celebrities: No