Deaf Education

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Lipreading students
In the UK, 12 million people have hearing loss and at least 4.4. million people with hearing loss are of working age so the chances are that you will have a colleague who will struggle with their hear...
Tinnitus week poster
This Tinnitus Awareness Week (1-7 February 2021) City Lit supports the British Tinnitus Association campaign to make sure that everyone with tinnitus gets the right information, from the right place, ...
3 students under the heading Deaf Mosaic
The deaf community is an astonishingly diverse mosaic of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and different ways of life. In a series of intimate photographic portraits and stories, City Lit photog...
Two people having an online meeting
Tips for including deaf and hard of hearing people in an online meeting from our lipreading department at City Lit.
City Lit BSL tutor, Emma Iliffe
There is no doubting that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to the deaf community. As a very social community, people who communicate through British Sign Language depend on face-to-fac...
Images from Zoom session of students celebrating
City Lit’s trainee lipreading teachers celebrated in virtual party style on the final day of their course as they became the first ever lipreading teachers to qualify online.
City Lit tutor Mark Hopkinson with Saba Salman
Guardian journalist Saba Salman visited City Lit earlier this year to discuss the challenges and solutions of working from home for Deaf people or those with hearing loss.

Deaf Day

16 January 2020
Come and celebrate Deaf Day with us on Saturday 18 April 2020, 10:00 - 16:00 at City Lit.
A young woman communicating through British Sign Language.
Did you know that 24,000 people use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first language, but our research revealed that a whopping 94% of Brits don’t know more than two words in BSL? 
Ilyaas Cader and family
Ilyaas travelled from Sri Lanka, surviving an incredible journey across Europe, to join his brother in London. He went on to study English at City Lit and now works as a Senior Deaf Children’s Menta...