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Latest technology for deaf children showcased as roadshow rolls up at Northfield school

Bromsgrove Editorial 12th Feb, 2020 Updated: 12th Feb, 2020

THE LATEST technology available for deaf children was showcased when a roadshow made its way to a specialist school in Northfield last Wednesday and Thursday, writes Ashton Price.

Flashing doorbells, vibrating alarm clocks and the latest communications apps were all on offer for pupils at Longwill School for Deaf Children to try.

The items – brought by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) – all arrived in an eight-tonne purple lorry which can be transformed into a high-tech classroom.

Workshops, held as part of the nationwide roadshow, have given advice, support and information to more than 1,500 deaf children living in Birmingham, along with their teachers, parents and hearing friends.

Mark Gill, one of the roadshow’s team said he hoped the tour would help empower deaf children and raise awareness of the issues they face.

“The Roadshow has such a fantastic impact on the lives of deaf children and its amazing to see that first-hand.”

The NDCS advises people, when talking to the deaf, to speak clearly and naturally, not to cover their mouths when speaking, be visual when they speak and never give up even if it proves difficult.

Visit ndcs.org.uk for more information.

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