At the Open Door we can support Deaf people with everyday tasks. If we are unable to help we are usually able to signpost you to someone who can help. We use Deaf and hearing staff all of whom who can use British Sign Language.
Who can use the service?
Deaf Connexions Open Door service is open to Deaf BSL users who live in Norfolk.
What can the service provide?
People who are Deaf sometimes find everyday tasks difficult. For example:
- Finding Information
- Finding out about equipment and services
- Understanding letters and forms
- Accessing benefits information
- Making an appointment
Where and when the service is available?
Norwich Deaf Community Centre, Johnson Place, Norwich
Every Tuesday 10.30am – 13.00pm
Every Thursday 10.00am –12.00pm
We are also involved in events such as roadshows and exhibitions throughout the county. If you are unable to get to our Open Door sessions you can contact us by telephone, fax, text, minicom or email and we will attend to your query at the next session.
At our office in the Deaf Centre, Norwich, we have a small Resource Library of books all relating to deafness. We also have some old videos for those who still use this technology!
These can be borrowed on a weekly basis for a small joining fee of £2
A small selection of books and videos we have to offer:
- The Linguistics of British Sign Language - Rachel Sutton-Spence & B Woll
- Sign and School - Edited by Jim Kyle
- The speech of hearing impaired children - Andeas Markides
- Deafness - An Autobiography - David Wright
- A Deaf Adult speaks out - Leo M. Jacobs
- Disability Rights Commission
- Any Sign of a Job? - A video in BSL with subtitles
- Food safety in the kitchen - A video in BSL
- Kipper - Signed children's story
- Signed stories for level II BSL