Jen Dodds: Why the next Chair of UKCoD should be deaf (BSL)

Posted on March 1, 2016

The UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD) represents any organisations that have links to deafness. For example, the BDA, cochlear implant groups and universities that do deaf-related research can all join UKCoD. Then, UKCoD represents their views to the Government.

Watch Jen’s article signed by her in BSL below:

UKCoD’s Chair, Jim Edwards, who is hearing, is set to resign in November and they are now looking for someone to replace him.

Perhaps one of their trustees, some of whom are deaf, will step forward to do the job? Or, maybe another deaf person will volunteer? Maybe even YOU or someone who you think would be good at it?

If you’d like to fill the role, or if you know someone who might, you can contact UKCoD via their website: click HERE.

I’m sure it won’t be difficult to find a deaf person to do it. Now, in 2016, there are plenty of skilled and experienced deaf people who know their stuff and are perfectly capable of working with the Government on deaf issues.

After all, it is a bit embarrassing for a hearing person to talk to the Government on our behalf, isn’t it, in this day and age? I do think that’s a role for a deaf person. Right?

Well, it seems rather obvious to me, anyway, so I’m going to think positive and look forward to seeing good things happen this year…

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Jen Dodds is a Contributing Editor for The Limping Chicken. When she’s not looking after chickens or children, Jen can be found translating, proofreading and editing stuff over at Team HaDo Ltd ( On Twitter, Jen is @deafpower.

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