My lockdown experience

As we all face a range of restrictions over the festive period and beyond, our regular blogger Louise Goldsmith shares some of her own experiences of living in lockdown. “The recent national lockdowns have been very challenging for me. I am Deaf and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety a few years ago and I … Read more

Communication barriers

Deaf advocate and Deafblind UK Outreach Officer Louise Goldsmith has been investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with deafblindness. In her blog this week, she discusses opaque facemasks, social distancing and a lack of interpreters. Facemasks The requirement to wear facemasks has created a communication barrier for many Deaf and deafblind … Read more