Since 1947 the Society has strived to assist the local dDeaf community to gain equal access as hearing residents, to the services provided on the Island. This assistance can be given in several ways, such as
- provide social activities for members, their friends and family
- the donation of, or funding towards, specialist communication equipment to improve quality of life
- the donation of, or funding towards, specialist home & safety equipment
- funding towards Adult Education courses at Highlands College
- signposting members to relevant service providers and organisations when necessary
- Communication Awareness courses to service providers and voluntary organisations
Some of our projects present and past:
- Regularly provide funding to the State of Jersey Fire Service, to enable them to purchase specialist smoke detectors with vibration pads and carbon monoxide detectors for dDeaf residents.
- Fund, or part fund, specialist environmental equipment for dDeaf residents, who cannot afford such e quipment, to improve their quality of life.
- Fund essential specialist equipment for the Audiology Department, to enable them to continue to provide a high quality level of service to dDeaf residents.
- Fund Portable Loop Systems for Jersey Heritage install in their Reception Areas at Tourist Attractions.
- Donation of specialist fire alert equipment to hotels, for use by dDeaf guests.
- Funding to Highlands College to facilitate a British Sign Language Level 3 course to be delivered in Jersey. (2014)
- Donation of hearing loop systems to some public buildings to facilitate better listening environments for hearing aid users, enabling them to use the 'T' (hearing loop function) on their hearing devices. (2013)
- Purchase specialist environmental aids for hearing impaired members and/or residents of Jersey who were on Income Support.
- Donation towards the setting up of the Hearing Resource Centre.
- Donation of £75,000 to the States of Jersey to enable the Audiology Department to prescribe Digital Hearing Aids.